Great Friend

  • David Garnett
Part of the Interviews and Recollections book series (IR)


‘We did not see much of Forster at that time, who was already the elusive colt of a dark horse’, Lord Keynes1 wrote of the years about 1902 when he was forming his early beliefs, based on the philosophy of G. E. Moore2 and the discussions in the Society, otherwise known as the Apostles. Leonard Woolf wrote of that period: ‘[Forster and Desmond MacCarthy] moved erratically in and out of this solar system of intellectual friendship, like comets.’3




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  1. 1.
    John Maynard Keynes (1883–1946; peerage 1942), economist, in ‘My Early Beliefs’ (1938) in Two Memoirs, introduced by David Garnett (London: Hart-Davis, 1949) p. 81.Google Scholar

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