Forrest Reid

(1875—1947) novelist and literary scholar

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Ulster novelist. His fiction includes The Kingdom of Twilight (1904), The Garden God: A Tale of two boys (1905), Following Darkness (1912), and a trilogy, Uncle Stephen (1931), The Retreat (1934), and Young Tom (1944); the last three were published in one volume in 1955 as Tom Barber, with an introduction by Reid's friend E. M. Forster. Reid's dominant subject is boyhood; he evokes a pagan, lyrical world in which hints of the supernatural are contrasted with the realities of everyday. His autobiographies, Apostate (1926) and Private Road (1940), vividly describe his sense of the numinous in nature.

Subjects: Literature.

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