A Classic Couple: Howards End and On Beauty

It's finally time to return to the long-lost Classic Couple feature! Today I'll be highlighting a pair of novels that were basically designed to go together: E.M. Forster's Howards End (1910) and Zadie Smith's On Beauty (2005). Smith wrote On Beauty as a purposeful homage to Forster's novel, meaning that there are countless fascinating parallels between them. Without further ado, it's … Continue reading A Classic Couple: Howards End and On Beauty

A ROOM WITH A VIEW by E.M. Forster | Review

“My father says that there is only one perfect view — the view of the sky straight over our heads, and that all these views on earth are but bungled copies of it.” I decided to read E.M. Forster's novel A Room with a View with no knowledge whatsoever of the story's plot or context besides … Continue reading A ROOM WITH A VIEW by E.M. Forster | Review

MARCH 2017 | Wrap-Up

Ah, March: the green month of transition from winter to spring in which we all experience a sort of underlying current of excited anticipation... no? Just me? March has always seemed like one of those "in-between" months to me, standing alongside May and November as the chaotic calm before the storm of the months to … Continue reading MARCH 2017 | Wrap-Up