The Stories I: Mythic Fictions
Six months after the publication of Howards End, Forster wrote to Edward Garnett about those of his short stories that would soon be published as The Celestial Omnibus and Other Stories (1911). ‘Do you remember some short stories of mine? I have at last entrapped a publisher into taking them. I am very glad, for I think them better than my long books — the only point of criticism on which I have ever disagreed with you!’ (12 Nov 1910, L&F, I, 117). And in the September of the following year he made the point even more emphatically in a letter to Jessica Darling: ‘Thank you for what you say about my short stories. I would rather people praised them than anything else I wrote’ (24 Sept 1911, L&F, i, 125).
KeywordsShort Story British Museum Diary Entry Longe Journey Fourth Version
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- 3.John Milton, ‘The Reason of Church Government’, in John Milton: The Complete Poems and Major Prose, ed. M. Hughes (Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1957) p. 667.Google Scholar
- 6.Kerényi, ‘The Primordial Child in Primordial Times’, in Karl Kerényi and Carl Jung, Essays on a Science of Mythology (New York: Pantheon Books, 1949) p. 73.Google Scholar
- 7.Kerényi in Paul Radin, The Trickster: A Study in American Indian Mythology (New York: Philosophical Library, 1956) pp. 185, 189.Google Scholar
- See also W. Otto, The Homeric Gods (Boston, Mass.: Beacon Press, 1964) p. 117;Google Scholar
- and N. O. Brown, Hermes the Thief (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1947).Google Scholar
- 13.Henry James, ‘The Great Good Place’ , The Complete Tales of Henry James, ed. Leon Edel, XI (Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1962–4) p. 25; originally published in Scribner’s Magazine, Jan 1900, and repr. in The Soft Side (1900).Google Scholar
- 15.See T. B. Huber, The Making of a Shropshire Lad: A Manuscript Variorum (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1966) p. 208.Google Scholar
- 17.Robert K. Martin, ‘Forster’s Greek: From Optative to Present Indicative’, Kansas Quarterly, 9 (1977) p. 72.Google Scholar
- 19.Norman Page, E. M. Forster’s Posthumous Fiction (Victoria, BC: University of Victoria Press, 1977) p. 39.Google Scholar
- 20.Frederick Crews, The Perils of Humanism (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1962) p. 14.Google Scholar
- 22.Alan Wilde, ‘Depths and Surfaces: Dimensions of Forsterian Irony’, English Literature in Transition, 16 (1973) p. 267.Google Scholar