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Fiction and E.M. Forster

Frank Kermode: At the Cost of Life, 10 May 2007

... have replied by pointing out that he was perfectly happy to have learned his basic craft from Jane Austen rather than Henry James. He maintained that the way to write novels was not to have a complex programme but in each case to do whatever was justified by results. He discusses with civilised humour the questions of story and the plot, allows for the action ...


Andrew O’Hagan: Julian Assange, 6 March 2014

... under a full moon, it felt almost comically filmic, a strange technological distortion of Jane Austen’s novels, with character and power waiting to combust. The house loomed through the fog, as they say, and I texted Sarah to say I was two minutes away from the door. The kitchen was the usual thing: blue Aga, double sink, farmhouse table, plates ...

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