E.M. Forster painted by the artist Carrington
This Thursday, April 14 I am going to a lecture on the English novel Howards End by E. M. Forster at the Beverly Hills Country Club. This is the first of a three-part series called The Moderns: Bloomsbury organized by Julie Robinson of Literary Affairs. The other two lectures in this series will be on Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf and The Good Soldier by Ford Maddox Ford. I have enjoyed many of the Classic Literary Luncheons that Julie has put on, and I am especially excited about this one. John Romano, Ph.D. will be the lecturer. Howards End is one of my favorite books and I have just reread it and watched the movie. I have fallen in love with this book all over again. At the heart of this book, published in 1910, is the love of a house and the love of England. If you have a chance to read it and come to the lecture, it should be a an illuminating and enjoyable experience. If you would like to purchase tickets, you can click here.
E.M. Forster (on right) with Mary Hutchinson, Clive Bell, and Duncan Grant