Good afternoon everybody. I am very pleased to have been invited by Sekai O Miru Kai to talk to you about the twentieth century British novelist E. M. Forster. I want to emphasize straightaway that I am not at all an “E. M. Forster expert” but just somebody who enjoys reading his novels and essays, which I first came across when I was 16 or 17 and studying “A level” English Literature at a college in Tonbridge, the same town in Kent where E. M. Forster was sent to a small boarding school consisting of just 30 boys. But, sensitive and homesick, Forster didn’t really fit in and had a miserable time being bullied and humiliated by the other boys.
The malice of the forces of darkness and the arrival of four books and the latest LRB have caused The Liberation of Jerusalem to be temporarily postponed… Firstly, Doubt’s Boundless Sea, Skepticism & Faith in the Renaissance, by Don Cameron Allen, arrived early last week. I ordered this book because [Read more…]
So far my preparations for November’s lecture on E. M. Forster have consisted of reading the novels again, even the ones I read earlier this year. I finished A Room With A View last week, and polished off A Passage to India this week. I was introduced to E. M. [Read more…]
I discovered today that the contact form that I’m using on http://succeed-in-english as a way for students to answer comprehension questions also has a built in autoresponder. That means there is no need to set up autoresponders on my hosting account. I can do everything within the WordPress control panel. [Read more…]
Title: Aspects of E. M. Forster Location: Aster Plaza, Hiroshima Date: 18th November 2010 Time: 13:30- 15:00 Hosted by: “Sekai O Miru Kai” Description: I will be giving a talk on E. M. Forster and his novels to the Hiroshima based international culture study group, “Sekai O Miru Kai”. I [Read more…]