00235 - Greece and Platonic Love in E. M. Forster’s Maurice,or the greatness and limits of Antiquity as a source of inspiration

00235 - Greece and Platonic Love in E. M. Forster’s Maurice,or the greatness and limits of Antiquity as a source of inspiration
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131.87 kB
Autor:
Pau Gilabert Barberà
Data:
01 Gener 1994
Descàrregues:
12 x

Key words: classical tradition, English Literature, English novel, gay studies, Greece, Greek philosophy, homosexuality, Maurice, Plato, Platonic love, Symposium, Victorian literatura, E. M. Forster

The aim of this article is to show how, although the evident idealization of Greece and Platonic love throughout the Victorian-Edwardian England, both also show their limits. In order to make it clear the author refers constantly to the implicit Greek texts such as Plato's Symposium and Phaedrus and perhaps even to Plutarch¿s Eroticus in search of a Classical Tradition which is highly significant in order to understand that England at the beginning of the twentieth century.