E. M. Forster was already famous for his novels when he first made his mark contributing articles to journals in 1914. From then on he was always in demand as a reviewer and his immensely prolific output numbered some 500 pieces of journalism.
This erudite and entertaining collection brings together a wide range of articles, from book reviews of authors such as Dostoyevsky, Edith Wharton and Virginia Woolf, to reflections on India, 1930s politics, coming to terms with old age and other autobiographical pieces. As P. N. Furbank writes in his introduction, Forster's literary journalism is full of profound insights and displays a clever, imaginative and playful, yet fundamentally serious-minded style A welcome and intimate last experience of a mind full of intelligence, charm and talent. Forster was far and away beyond even the finest belle-lettrists of his time.