[Review of] Frank Kermode, 2009. Concerning E.M. Forster. (London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson)

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Publication Details

List of Authors: Jason Finch
Publisher: Polish Association for the Study of English
Place: Warsaw
Publication year: 2017
Journal: Polish Journal of English Studies
Volume number: 3
Issue number: 2
Start page: 104
End page: 118


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Among Frank Kermode’s many fields of expertise was
literary modernism. After making his name as a scholar of Shakespeare’s era and
Romanticism, Kermode wrote on Yeats and T.S. Eliot in his most influential
book, The Sense of an Ending (1967),
and produced the ‘Fontana Modern Masters’ volume on D.H. Lawrence in 1973. In
the words of Stefan Collini (2014), Kermode was ‘pre-eminent among the
English-language literary critics who came to maturity in the second half of
the twentieth century’. Concerning E.M.
was his last book, appearing a year before his death. In it, twenty-first
century Forster scholars will re-encounter some distinctive and powerful twentieth-century
hypotheses. They will also gain some flashes of insight indicating future
directions for Forster studies.


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