Category Archives: Forster (E.M.)

Sometimes Dreams in Novels Come True

As we celebrate the Supreme Court overturning DOMA, it’s time to revisit Forster’s novel “Maurice.”

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The Brave New World of Twitterature

Depending on your point of view, literature reduced to tweets is either comic or horrifying.

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Date Rape or Cultural Misunderstanding?

Reading “Passage to India” for the first time in decades has given me insights into a date rape that I became involved in years ago involving an Ethiopian and an American student. How much, I wonder, can be attributed to cultural misunderstanding?

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