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Critical Essays by Ford Madox Ford
     

Critical Essays by Ford Madox Ford

by Ford Madox Ford, Max Saunders (Editor), Richard Stang (Editor)
 

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It is hard to overstate the impact that Ford Madox Ford had on the literature of his age. His work as a magazine editor alone ensures him a place in the annals of Modernism; his patronage of Lawrence, Wyndham Lewis, Hudson, Pound, Conrad, Joyce, Stein, early Hemingway, cummings, Rhys, and others remembered and forgotten is a huge chapter of literary history. As well

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It is hard to overstate the impact that Ford Madox Ford had on the literature of his age. His work as a magazine editor alone ensures him a place in the annals of Modernism; his patronage of Lawrence, Wyndham Lewis, Hudson, Pound, Conrad, Joyce, Stein, early Hemingway, cummings, Rhys, and others remembered and forgotten is a huge chapter of literary history. As well as being an enabler, he was also a great critic, with the ability to read the present and re-read the past with independent vision. Showcasing a writer whom Ezra Pound called in 1914 "the best critic in England, one might say the only critic of any importance," Critical Essays provides access to the best of Ford Madox Ford's critical work. Arranged chronologically and spanning nearly forty years, Saunders and Stang have included essays, literary portraits, and book reviews that Ford published in the English Review, The Tribune, The Bystander, The Outlook, Piccadilly Review, the transatlantic review, and the Chicago Tribune Sunday Magazine, among other places. Together they provide the only comprehensive portrait of this exceptional critical mind at work.

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From the Publisher
"This collection contains more unexpected fun, more delighted, chatty wisdom, than any other book of criticism you could think of."

-The Guardian

"In Critical Essays, a new selection of Ford's previously uncollected writings on literature and art, there are sweeping dicta aplenty."

-The American Scholar

"If there is any English critic worth reading on Modernism it is Ford Madox Ford, whose Critical Essays remind us that he was one of the first to admire Joyce's Ulysses and one of the bravest to argue with E.M. Forster."

-The Times (London)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781857545463
Publisher:
Carcanet Press, Limited
Publication date:
04/28/2002
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.01(d)

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From the Publisher

"If there is any English critic worth reading on Modernism it is Ford Madox Ford, whose Critical Essays remind us that he was one of the first to admire Joyce's Ulysses and one of the bravest to argue with E.M. Forster."

-The Times (London),

"This collection contains more unexpected fun, more delighted, chatty wisdom, than any other book of criticism you could think of."

-The Guardian,

"In Critical Essays, a new selection of Ford's previously uncollected writings on literature and art, there are sweeping dicta aplenty."

-The American Scholar

Meet the Author

Ford Madox Ford, born Ford Hermann Hueffer, was born in 1873 in Surrey, England. He collaborated with Joseph Conrad on The Inheritors and other books, and prolifically published poetry, criticism, and fiction throughout his lifetime. He founded the English Review in 1908 and later edited the Transatlantic Review, publishing Joyce, Hemingway, and Pound, among others. He died in 1939.

Max Saunders is Professor of English at King’s College London, where he teaches nineteenth- and twentieth-century British, American and European literature. He is the author of the two-volume Ford Madox Ford: A Dual Life and the editor of Ford’s Selected Poems and War Prose, also available from NYU Press.

Richard Stang is professor emeritus of Washington University in St. Louis. His books include The Theory of the Novel in England and Discussions of George Eliot.

Richard Stang is professor emeritus of Washington University in St. Louis. His books include The Theory of the Novel in England and Discussions of George Eliot.

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