E(dward) M(organ) Forster 1879–1970
English novelist, short story writer, essayist, and critic.
Liberal humanism pervades the writing of this major twentieth-century author. In his last major work of fiction and his most famous novel, A Passage to India, he demonstrates the deficiency of Christianity and posits instead Hinduism's central tenet of total acceptance as a unifying force for humanity. The recent posthumous publication of Arctic Summer and Other Fiction, Maurice, and The Life to Come provides new insight for Forster enthusiasts.
(See also CLC, Vols. 1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 13, 15, and Contemporary Authors, Vols. 13-14; obituary, Vols. 25-28, rev. ed.; Contemporary Authors Permanent Series, Vol. 1.)