A Spiritual Bloomsbury: Hinduism and Homosexuality in the Lives and Writing of Edward Carpenter, E. M. Forster, and Christopher Isherwood (review)

TitleA Spiritual Bloomsbury: Hinduism and Homosexuality in the Lives and Writing of Edward Carpenter, E. M. Forster, and Christopher Isherwood (review)
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsDixon, J
ISBN Number1043-4070
KeywordsBook reviews, Books, Homosexuality, Mysticism, Personal relationships, Religion, Sexuality, Spirituality
Abstract

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).