EM Forster

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Top 10 buildings in fiction | David Annand
It may only rarely get built, but imaginary architecture is a crucial support for many stories, from Jane Austen’s Pemberley to Kafka’s Castle and Ballard’s High-Rise

David Annand

16, Feb, 2022 @12:00 PM

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The Guardian view on prescience in novels: reading the future | Editorial
Editorial: Literature can be surprisingly accurate in predicting what lies ahead


30, Jan, 2022 @6:25 PM

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Checkout 19 by Claire-Louise Bennett – a life in books
A woman tests novels against first-hand experience in this risky, immersive narrative, which is absolutely faithful to its own raw spirit

Leo Robson

18, Aug, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Top 10 books about Florence
Seducing writers from Boccaccio to EM Forster, this city has given us gossipy and rich histories, and a shadowy backdrop to crime

Christobel Kent

26, Aug, 2020 @9:48 AM

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The Guardian view on lockdown reading: more than escapism | Editorial
Editorial:It’s no surprise that people read a lot when stuck at home. But novels are more than a way to kill time


19, Apr, 2020 @5:25 PM

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How EM Forster saw the lockdown coming | Brief letters
Brief letters: The Machine Stops | The Mirror and The Light | Being extremely vulnerable | West Sussex canals


15, Apr, 2020 @4:15 PM

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Top 10 mentors in fiction
From Homer to Hilary Mantel, these inspiring, sometimes ambiguous figures are a perennial flint-spark for storytelling

Benjamin Myers

04, Mar, 2020 @12:32 PM

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Novel Houses by Christina Hardyment review – famous fictional dwellings
From Howards End to Bag End, fictional houses can be as characterful as the people who live in them

Kathryn Hughes

31, Oct, 2019 @7:30 AM

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Top 10 queer rural books
Sexual freedom is most often associated with the city, but a small but growing canon including EM Forster and Sarah Waters tells a different story

Mike Parker

17, Jul, 2019 @12:00 PM

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Top 10 houseguests in fiction | Jessica Francis Kane
Visits are great engines for storytelling – and from Jane Austen to Ali Smith, here are some of the best

Jessica Francis Kane

12, Jun, 2019 @9:48 AM

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Outrages by Naomi Wolf review – sex and censorship
Repressive laws overshadowing the bedroom and the bookshop ... a study of gay Victorians and ‘obscenity’

Colm Tóibín

15, May, 2019 @6:30 AM

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Top 10 Quakers in fiction
From magnanimous Mrs Wilcox in Howards End to the bloodthirsty Captain Bildad in Moby-Dick, these portrayals complicate porridge-oat stereotypes

Bridget Collins

09, Jan, 2019 @10:00 AM

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