The 50 in 52 Project Reading Challenge continues! (Scroll down for more info.)
I’ve just finished the 15th book, Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad…only 35 more books to go!
Next up is….Howards End,by E. M. Forster (1910)
For those keeping score: this is book #16, week #19
The “modernist era” is finally here! Although modernism occurred roughly 1900 – 1939, the 1920s was when everything exploded. There are 10 more modernist authors coming up! Here’s a little info on modernism: https://www.britannica.com/art/Modernism-art. The concerns, themes, worries, and conceits were also explored in music, painting and other fine arts, and architecture.
A little info on E. M. Forster and his work:
E. M. Forster was born in London in 1879. While at King’s College, he became part of an informal but highly influential set, the Bloomsbury Group, which included Virginia Woolf, art critic Clive Bell, and painter Roger Fry, among others. Although he had one foot in Realism, he explored modern existential crises and mysticism in his books. Probably the most conservative of the modernists stylistically, Forster considered himself a humanist and through that lens he tackled modern concerns, such as feminism and sexual identity. Forster passed away in 1970.
The 50 in 52 Project is a fundraiser for RAINN.org (Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network). I challenged myself to read 50 books in 1 year (6/1/18 to 6/1/19). I’m asking folks to sponsor me by pledging a $ amount per book I read. Sponsors don’t have to pay anything until after the Challenge finishes (6/1/19). To sponsor me, click HERE. For more info and a list of the 50 books, go to the posting pinned to the top of the official 50 in 52 Facebook page.
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