History and Representation in Ford Madox Ford's Writings

History and Representation in Ford Madox Ford's Writings

by Brill
     
 

ISBN-10: 9042016132

ISBN-13: 9789042016132

Pub. Date: 11/01/2004

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789042016132
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/01/2004
Series:
International Ford Madox Ford Studies Series, #3
Pages:
241
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 8.16(h) x 0.72(d)

Table of Contents

Max SAUNDERS: General Editor’s Preface
Joseph WIESENFARTH: Introduction
Patrick PARRINDER: ‘All that is solid melts into air’: Ford and the Spirit of Edwardian England
Peter G. CHRISTENSEN: Contrasting ‘Condition of the Country’ Novels: Ford Madox Ford’s Parade’s End and Boris Pasternak’s Doctor Zhivago
Anne Marie FLANAGAN: Poised ‘between anger and irony’: Ford’s Representation of Lady Mary
Anthony P. MONTA: Parade’s End in the Context of National Efficiency
Vita FORTUNATI: The Impact of the First World War on Private Lives: A Comparison of European and American Writers (Ford, Hemingway, and Remarque)
Paul SKINNER: The Painful Processes of Reconstruction: History in No Enemy and Last Post
Jonathan BOULTER: ‘After . . . Armageddon’: Trauma and History in Ford Madox Ford’s No Enemy
Dominique LEMARCHAL: Ford’s Paradoxical Development of the Personal Tone in the Writing of Propaganda
Elena LAMBERTI: Writing History: Ford and the Debate on ‘Objective Truth’ in the Late 20th Century
Jason HARDING: The Swan Song of Historical Romance: The Fifth Queen Trilogy
Sara HASLAM: The Rash Act and Henry for Hugh: A Fordian History of Self-Construction (or: Where Is [M]other?)
Alan JUDD: Using Ford in Fiction
James M. SCANNELL: History or Quickie History: Elections in Anthony Trollope and Ford Madox Ford
Robert E. McDONOUGH: Mister Bosphorus and the Muses: History and Representation in Ford’s Modern Poem
Angus WRENN: Henry, Hueffer, Holbein, History and Representation
Max SAUNDERS: Critical Biography: Rhetoric, Tone and Autobiography in Ford’s Critical Essays
Harriet Y. COOPER: The Duality of Ford’s Historical Imagination
Andrzej GASIOREK: ‘In the Mirror of the Arts’: Ford’s Modernism and the Reconstruction of Post-war Literary Culture
Nicholas DELBANCO: An Old Man Mad about Writing
The Contributors
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