|Title||A Spiritual Bloomsbury: Hinduism and Homosexuality in the Lives and Writing of Edward Carpenter, E. M. Forster, and Christopher Isherwood (review)|
|Year of Publication||2011|
|Keywords||Book reviews, Books, Homosexuality, Mysticism, Personal relationships, Religion, Sexuality, Spirituality|
According to Copley, the direction of Carpenter's energies was the result of his reading of Walt Whitman's work and his decision to take Whitman as a kind of guru figure. Copley's book is not reaUy intended entirely as history but rather as a highly personal engagement with the question at the center of the book: how to relate sexuality to the pursuit of mysticism (5).