Margaret Forster Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Contemporary Literary Criticism)

CRITICISM

Blom, J. M. and Leavis, L. R. “Current Literature 1989.” English Studies 71, No. 5 (October 1990): 426–38.

Blom and Levis offer a favorable assessment of Have the Men Had Enough?

Brien, Alan. “Lifelines.” New Statesman (30 May 1986): 28.

Brien offers a mixed assessment of Significant Sisters.

Capitanchik, Maurice. “Saddest Story.” Spectator (16 May 1970): 652–53.

Capitanchik offers a negative assessment of Fenella Phizackerley, describing the novel as “stylistically crass” and “uninteresting.”

Kafarowski, Joanna. “Fidelity and Innocence Defiled.” Belles Lettres 7 (Fall 1991): 30–31.

Kafarowski compares and contrasts Lady's Maid to Valerie Martin's Mary Reilly.

Osborn, Susan. “Her Father's Child.” Chicago Tribune (26 February 1989): 6.

Osborn derides the superficiality of Forster's Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

Spender, Dale. “Honorable Women,” in Women's Review of Books 2, No. 10 (July 1985): 7–8.

Spender offers a mixed assessment of Significant Sisters, describing the work as a superficial and unrealistic portrayal of the feminist movement.

Stephen, Katherine. “The Poet's Perfect Puppet.” Washington Post Book World (2 May 1991): D3.

Stephen investigates the significant relationships between characters in Lady's Maid.

Vaill, Amanda. “The Boy in the Box.” Chicago Tribune (28 November 1993): 3.

Vaill offers a mixed assessment of Daphne du Maurier, but notes that the biography is very readable.

Additional coverage of Forster's life and career is contained in the following sources published by the Gale Group: Contemporary Authors, Vol. 133; Contemporary Authors New Revision Series, Vol. 62; Contemporary Novelists; Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 155; and Literature Resource Center.