Critical Writings of Ford Madox FordCritical Writings of Ford Madox Ford

Ford Madox Ford Frank MacShane. On Impressionism By 1913 , when the following article was published , Ford had become a novelist of some prominence in England and was about to demonstrate , in The Good Soldier , the degree to which he ...

Author: Ford Madox Ford

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803254547


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Novelist, poet, literary critic, editor, a founding father of English Modernism, and one of the most significant novelists of the twentieth century, Ford Madox Ford (1873-1939) was the author of over eighty books, editor of The English Review and The Transatlantic Review, and collaborator with Joseph Conrad on The Inheritors, Romance, and other works. His most famous novel is The Good Soldier (1915). This collection contains essays and letters on the English novel, impressionism, vers libre, Joseph Conrad, H. G. Wells, Henry James, Herbert Read, and Ernest Hemingway.

Ford Madox Ford and Visual CultureFord Madox Ford and Visual Culture

1 Ford Madox Ford, Provence: From Minstrels to the Machine, London: George Allen and Unwin, 1938 – henceforth Provence; p. 246 (in block capitals in the original). On the importance, for Ford, of collaboration and contacts with other ...

Author: Laura Colombino

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042026353


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The controversial British writer Ford Madox Ford (1873-1939) is increasingly recognized as a major presence in early twentieth-century literature. This series of International Ford Madox Ford Studies was founded to reflect the recent resurgence of interest in him. Each volume is based upon a particular theme or issue; and relates aspects of Ford's work, life, and contacts, to broader concerns of his time.This volume marks the seventieth anniversary of Ford's death. Its focus is how his work engages with visual culture. He wrote criticism, biography, and reminiscences about the Pre-Raphaelite artists he'd been brought up amongst – Rossetti, Holman Hunt, and in particular his grandfather Ford Madox Brown. But his art-writing ranges much more widely, from Holbein to Cézanne and Matisse. Ford came to advocate Impressionism in literature. In London before the First World War he got to know avant-garde artists like Wyndham Lewis and Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, and wrote about modern visual art movements, such as Futurism, Vorticism and Cubism. This work is discussed, not just in terms of what it tells us about art, but for what it reveals about the development of Ford's own practice as a writer, and of his critical ideas. After the War he lived in France with two painters, first the Australian Stella Bowen, then the American Janice Biala, and moved in the Modernist art circles of Picasso, Juan Gris, Gertrude Stein and Brancusi.This volume includes sixteen new essays by critics and art historians on Ford's engagement with the rapidly transforming visual cultures of his era, which break new ground discussing his writing about visual arts, and how it affected his fiction, poetry and criticism. Among numerous illustrations are several portraits of Ford by Janice Biala reproduced for the first time. Also published here for the first time are generous extracts from Biala's marvelous letters from the 1930s about Ford.

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The intersection of these elements emerges from the many - sided cultural , professional , and human experiences which marked Ford's life . Born in the Pre - Raphaelite milieu of his grandfather , the painter Ford Madox Brown , Ford ...

Author: Laura Colombino

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3039113968


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This book spans the most significant phases of Ford's literary production, from his art criticism to his main modernist novels: The Good Soldier, Parade's End, The Rash Act and Henry for Hugh. The aim is to explore the uncharted territory of Ford's interest in the scopic field, claiming that his investigation of the optical unconscious is his most original contribution to the modernist concern for the stream of consciousness. This is the first in-depth study of Ford's interest in the gaze and how it is related to writing, painting, music, sculpture, visual technologies and forms of popular entertainment. Undermining the clichéd critical vision of Ford as the last Pre-Raphaelite or proto-Futurist, this study analyses Ford's fascination with the visual avant-garde and his response to the revolution of photography and (proto-) cinematographic forms from the specific angle of the scopic drive. Part history, part theoretical discussion embedded in the close reading of the texts, this book is also concerned with Ford as a great stylist whose writing strives to project an image of itself and its structures in the reader's eye. Drawing inspiration from psychoanalysis and art criticism, the author capitalises on the theories of Jacques Lacan, Rosalind Krauss, Hal Foster, Jonathan Crary, and Norman Bryson to disclose the fascinating and baffling universe of Ford's gaze. This is a revised and extended English translation of the original book Ford Madox Ford: Visione/visualità e scrittura.

Ford Madox Ford and EnglishnessFord Madox Ford and Englishness

HISTORY , IDENTITY AND NATIONALITY IN FORD'S GREAT TRADE ROUTE Christopher MacGowan Ford Madox Ford's Great Trade Route describes a physical journey from France , via a barely glimpsed English coastline , to the New World - and back .

Author: Dennis Brown

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042020539


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The controversial British writer Ford Madox Ford (1873-1939) is increasingly recognized as a major presence in early twentieth-century literature. International Ford Madox Ford Studies has been founded to reflect the recent resurgence of interest in him. Each volume is based upon a particular theme or issue; each will relate aspects of Ford's work, life, and contacts, to broader concerns of his time. Ford is best-known for his fiction, especially The Good Soldier, long considered a modernist masterpiece; and Parade's End, which Anthony Burgess described as 'the finest novel about the First World War'; and Samuel Hynes has called 'the greatest war novel ever written by an Englishman'. These works, together with his trilogy The Fifth Queen, about Henry VIII and Katharine Howard, are centrally concerned with the idea of Englishness. All these, and other works across Ford's prolific oeuvre, are studied here. Critics of Edwardian and Modernist literature have been increasingly turning to Ford's brilliant 1905 experiment in Impressionism, The Soul of London, as an exemplary text. His trilogy England and the English (of which this forms the first part) provides a central reference-point for this volume, which presents Ford as a key contributor to Edwardian debates about the 'Condition of England'. His complex, ironic attitude to Englishness makes his approach stand out from contemporary anxieties about race and degeneration, and anticipate the recent reconsideration of Englishness in response to post-colonialism, multiculturalism, globalization, devolution, and the expansion and development of the European Community. Ford's apprehension of the major social transformations of his age lets us read him as a precursor to cultural studies. He considered mass culture and its relation to literary traditions decades before writers like George Orwell, the Leavises, or Raymond Williams. The present book initiates a substantial reassessment, to be continued in future volumes in the series, of Ford's responses to these cultural transformations, his contacts with other writers, and his phases of activity as an editor working to transform modern literature. From another point of view, the essays here also develop the project established in earlier volumes, of reappraising Ford's engagement with the city, history, and modernity.

Ford Madox Ford and the Regiment of WomenFord Madox Ford and the Regiment of Women

... An H. G. Wells Companion ( New Jersey : Barnes & Noble , 1979 ) , 207 , indicates that in Bulpington Wells “ wished to pay off an old score ” ; indeed , critics have seen the novel as " a thinly disguised satire of Ford Madox Ford .

Author: Joseph Wiesenfarth

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 0299210901


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Engaging and energetic, this biography of Ford Madox Ford presents the modernist writer in a previously unexplored way. Other biographies have approached Ford as an author; indeed, his memoirs give almost no indication that the women in his life were of any importance or, in fact, that they ever existed. Literary scholar Joseph Wiesenfarth revises this approach by tracing Ford's relationships with four women central to his life. Wiesenfarth shows how these four women--Violet Hunt, Jean Rhys, Stella Bowen, and Janice Biala--established themselves as artists in their own right and depicted Ford in their works as more than the "proper man" he thought himself to be. For the women, he was both a lover and a leaver, a collaborator and a companion. With an eye to original paintings and manuscripts, Wiesenfarth examines the artistic and romantic interplay among these writers, painters, and lovers. This book features a beautifully illustrated color and black-and-white gallery of Bowen and Biala paintings.

History and Representation in Ford Madox Ford s WritingsHistory and Representation in Ford Madox Ford s Writings

Letter to T. R. Smith , quoted as epigraph to Max Saunders , Ford Madox Ford : A Dual Life ( Oxford : Oxford University Press , 1996 ) , vol . 2 . 15. The manipulation of statistics , again , is not confined to wartime .

Author: Joseph Wiesenfarth

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042016132


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History and Representation in Ford Madox Ford's Writings explores the idea of history across various genres: fiction, autobiography, books about places and cultures, criticism, and poetry. 'I wanted the Novelist in fact to appear in his really proud position as historian of his own time', wrote Ford. The twenty leading specialists assembled for this volume consider his writing about twentieth-century events, especially the First World War; and also his representations of the past, particularly in his fine trilogy about Henry VIII and Katharine Howard, The Fifth Queen. Ford's provocative dealings with the relationship between fiction and history is shown to anticipate postmodern thinking about historiography and narrative. The collection includes essays by two acclaimed novelists, Nicholas Delbanco and Alan Judd, assessing Ford's grasp of literary history, and his place in it.

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Founder of the English Review/Translantic Review Writings include: The Good Soldier, Parade's End, Fifth Queen. Volume covers the period 1892-1900.

Author: Frank MacShane

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415159210


Page: 300

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Founder of the English Review/Translantic Review Writings include: The Good Soldier, Parade's End, Fifth Queen. Volume covers the period 1892-1900.

An Introduction to Ford Madox FordAn Introduction to Ford Madox Ford

Critical Essays on Ford Madox Ford (Boston: G.K. Hall, 1987). Chantler, Ashley, and Rob Hawkes (eds), Ford's Madox Ford's Parade's End: The First World War, Culture, and Modernity, International Ford Madox Ford Studies 13 (Amsterdam: ...

Author: Ashley Chantler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317181781


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For students and readers new to the work of Ford Madox Ford, this volume provides a comprehensive introduction to one of the most complex, important and fascinating authors. Bringing together leading Ford scholars, the volume places Ford's work in the context of significant literary, artistic and historical events and movements. Individual essays consider Ford's theory of literary Impressionism and the impact of the First World War; illuminate The Good Soldier and Parade's End; engage with topics such as the city, gender, national identity and politics; discuss Ford as an autobiographer, poet, propagandist, sociologist, Edwardian and modernist; and show his importance as founding editor of the groundbreaking English Review and transatlantic review. The volume encourages detailed close reading of Ford's writing and illustrates the importance of engaging with secondary sources.

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B I B L IO G R A PHY The standard reference work for those interested in Ford is David Dow Harvey's Ford Madox Ford: 1873-1939; A Bibliography of Works and Criticism (Princeton University Press, 1962).

Author: R. W. Lid

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 9780520331969


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This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1964.