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By Antony Copley

a non secular Bloomsbury is an exploration of ways 3 English writers—Edward wood worker, E.M. Forster, and Christopher Isherwood—sought to return to phrases with their homosexuality by way of engagement with Hinduism. Copley unearths how those writers got here to phrases with their internal conflicts and have been led towards Hinduism by means of friendship or the impact of authorities. Tackling the subjects of the guru-disciple dating, their quarrel with Christianity, relationships with their moms and the troublesome female, the tensions among sexuality and society, and the allure of Hindu mysticism; this attention-grabbing paintings seeks to bare even if Hinduism provided the solutions and success those writers finally sought. additionally integrated is a diary narrating Copley's quest to trace down Carpenter's and Isherwood's Vendantism and Forster's Krishna cult on a trip to India.

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