E.m. Forster: Critical Guidebook

byLionel Trilling

Paperback | January 27, 1971

E.m. Forster: Critical Guidebook by Lionel Trilling
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The modern novel in its most cogent and permanent form" - this has been the achievement of E. M. Forster; his masterpiece, A Passage to India, belongs with perhaps three or four other works in English at the pinnacle of literary craftsmanship in this century. Yet for many years Forster''s genius was virtually unrecognized in America. Not until 1943, when Lionel Trilling''s authoritative and discerning study was first published, did Forster find his way to a broad American audience. In this 1964 revision of the first paperbook edition, Mr. Trilling added a preface and brought the bibliography up to date. His book performstwo services: it is a critical-biographical introduction to the master novelist and his works; it is in itself a primary document in the development of, contemporary American criticism. Here is criticism functioning at its best, deftly, surely, wittily, within a framework of the ideas which are basic to literary thought today. "
Trilling has exerted a wide influence upon literature and criticism: as university professor at Columbia, where he taught English literature, and in his long association with Partisan Review, Kenyon Review, and the Kenyon School of English (now the School of Letters, Indiana University). He considered himself a true "liberal"---having ...
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Title:E.m. Forster: Critical GuidebookFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:1 pages, 8 X 5.2 X 0.6 inShipping dimensions:1 pages, 8 X 5.2 X 0.6 inPublished:January 27, 1971Publisher:New Directions PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0811202100

ISBN - 13:9780811202107

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E. M. Forster, by Lionel Trilling, brings us both these authors at their best. You can''t do better than that.