Tuesday, June 8, 2010

OK, now I am annoyed

'EM Forster 'turned against novels after losing his virginity' in the Telegraph

"EM Forster never wrote a novel after A Passage To India because his first homosexual experience at the age of 38 sapped his creativity, according to a new biography [....] Before his death Forster wrote that “I should have been a more famous writer if I had written or rather published more, but sex prevented the latter.” In her book EM Forster: A New Life, Moffat argues that this cryptic statement reflects the writer's relief at developing physical relationships late in life, rather than referring to his sexual frustration as had been widely assumed."


  1. I have written a letter to the Editor of the Telegraph to tell them that this article, for which I was not interviewed, is mistaken.

    I hope you read my book.

    Wendy Moffat

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  3. Wendy, I most certainly will. Thanks.

    Never fear. I have a healthy skepticism re. journalists!