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The Life to Come and Other Stories by E.M. Forster
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Nov 14, 2015

it was ok
bookshelves: lgbt-sexuality, fiction
Read from November 10 to 14, 2015

I decided to read this book because I simply fell in love with “Maurice” by E.M. Forster and this is a compilation of many of his short stories that were only published after his death, many of them dealing with love between men. Once again Forster shares with the reader the complicated world inhabited by gay men in the early 20th century and although several stories get to the core of the tenuous nature of those relationships it is evident that Forster finds better voice in fully fledged novels. This, coupled with the inevitable change of style between stories reduces the flow of the book and diminishes the reading experience. Overall however the stories shed more light on the experiences of early 20th century gay men if only to the reader persistent enough to make it through the more tedious parts.

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