E. M. Forster (1879-1970)

A selective list of literary criticism for the twentieth-century English novelist E.M. Forster, favoring signed articles by recognized scholars and articles published in peer-reviewed sources

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introduction & literary criticism

"Capturing and Creating the Modern," a project from the British Library, provides a group of excellent articles covering many of the early twentieth-century British modernists. Introductory, close reading, and thematic articles are authored by recognized experts in their subjects, and are supported by links to manuscript drafts of modernist works in British Library's archive.

Childs, Peter. "E.M. Forster." A substantial introduction to Forster, from the Literary Encyclopedia. Also, on Where Angels Fear to Tread; On Room with a View ; On A Passage to India [subscription service].

Spurr, Barry. The Bloomsbury Group (1904-1939). On the group whose members included the novelist Virginia Woolf, her sister the artist Vanessa Bell, Virginia's husband the writer Leonard Woolf, the artist Duncan Grant, the art critic Roger Fry, E. M. Forster, and the biographer Lytton Strachey. Literary Encyclopedia [subscription service].

"E.M. Forster." A web site on E.M. Forster from the (UK) Guardian. Also, "Forster's Cynicism," a 1905 review of Where Angels Fear to Tread 30 August 1905; A 1924 review of A Passage to India from the (UK) Guardian from 20 June 1924.

A Passage to India, A overview of themes in the novel, from the North East Wales Institute of Higher Education.

"Howards End." A review of the 1992 Merchant Ivory film of Howards End, from the Washington Post.

Borsh, Frank. "Information Technology New and Old: James Patrick Kelly's Big Guy and E. M. Forster's The Machine Stops." EESE Nov. 1996.

Christensen, Timothy. "Bearing the White Man's Burden: Misrecognition and Cultural Difference in E. M. Forster's A Passage to India" [India and the Problem of Representation in A Passage to India]. Novel: A Forum on Fiction Spring 2006 [first page of article only].

Heath, Jeffrey. "A Voluntary Surrender: Imperialism and Imagination in A Passage to India." U of Toronto Quarterly 59, 2 (Winter 1987/8).

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