Connecting with E. M. Forster: A Memoir

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Hesperus Press, Mar 28, 2013 - Biography & Autobiography - 120 pages
A moving and insightful biography of the later years of classic British author E.M. Forster’s life, written by his close personal friend Tim Leggatt. In 1946, many years after the last of his acclaimed novels was published, E.M. Forster was made a fellow of King’s College, Cambridge, where he was to spend much of his later life. It was here that he met Tim Leggatt, a young undergraduate who was to become a firm friend. In this memoir Leggatt draws for the first time on the previously unpublished correspondence he exchanged with Forster, as well as journals of their travels together, Forster’s own confidential diary and his Commonplace Book. In Forster’s declining years his thoughts often concerned his tangled sex life and his health, his increasing blindness and deafness and his hospital visits, all of which led him think about death, how he would meet it, and how others did. Included are many of his sharp and attractive descriptions of people and scenes, those of a very perceptive and thoughtful writer.

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