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Forster essay: Why I never go to concerts.

Posted by Chris (81.86.118.90) on :01:43:59 25/04/03

I believe Forster wrote an essay either with this title or alluding to it in some way. Can anyone tell me where I might find it?
Many thanks
Chris

Not listening to music

Posted by Laura (board editor) on 12:10:08 25/04/03

Hi Chris,

The most likely candidate seems to be 'Not listening to music'. You can find it in "Two Cheers for Democrocay". This book comprises of a compilation some of Forster's essays, texts of radio talks etc. It was first published in 1951 but there have been numerous reprints!

Laura

oops

Posted by Laura (board editor) on 12:21:45 25/04/03

Sorry Chris for the typos. The most important one is of course in the mysterious booktitle. I wouldn't even know how to pronounce this. Stating the obvious: it's of course 'Democracy'.

Thanks Laura

Posted by Chris (81.86.118.90) on :22:43:52 26/04/03

Thanks Laura. I'll look it up. The upshot of 'Why I never go to concerts' is (apparently), ....because they're full of ugly people (!). As a concert goer, the thought amuses me. Thanks again. Chris

Not Listening To Music

Posted by Kimberly (24.69.255.242) on 04:56:43 19/09/03

Iam having a hard time finding exactly when this essay was written.

Not Listening to Music

Posted by Heiko (editor) on 12:18:09 23/09/03

It was written in 1939. That's at least what's given in the 1965 Penguin edition of _Two Cheers for Democracy_.

Not Listening to Music

Posted by steve in ny (24.47.73.54) on :07:45:43 02/04/05

forster liked these 'turnaround' notions. in 'two cheers,' there is also an essay about books that had influenced him -- negatively.

me them and you

Posted by dreameyes (24.82.248.147) on :00:20:13 24/09/06

does anybody know when and where the essay'me tham and you" was published?
thank you


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