E. M. Forster: Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson (245 words)


Dickinson (1862-1932) was a lecturer at Cambridge from 1896 to 1920 under whom Forster sought to study during his time there. An essayist and intellectual, he was the author of several books which influenced Forster, particularly The Greek View of Life (1896), The Meaning of Good (1901), and War: its Nature, Cause and Cure (1923), an advocacy of pacifism. Dickinson was also editor of the Dent's Classic series, for which Forster was commissioned to edit Virgil's Aeneid. On Dickinson's death in 1932, Forster was appointed his literary executor. On the strength of this, Dickinson's sisters asked Forster to write their brother's biography. Forster considered Dickinson to have been “the best man that ever lived�…

Citation: Childs, Peter. "Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 08 January 2001 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=4922, accessed 21 September 2020.]

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