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e.m. forster. middle manager.


“Like all notable English novelists, he was a tricky bugger. He made a faith of personal sincerity and a career of disingenuousness. He was an Edwardian among Modernists, and yet—in matters of pacifism, class, education, and race—a progressive among conservatives. Suburban and parochial, his vistas stretched far into the East. A passionate defender of “Love,

old fashioned feminists


Her shoes were blue. Her dress was not. She wore her hair bundled atop her head in a muted scarf; her lips in a kind of pout that wasn’t really a pout at all but a ‘what do I do with my mouth when it’s not forming words’ sort of set. She called herself an

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