History and Representation in Ford Madox Ford's Writings

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Joseph Wiesenfarth
Rodopi, 2004 - 241 pagine
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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Indice

Ford Madox
19
Parades End in the Context of National Efficiency
41
Fords Paradoxical Development of the Personal Tone
91
Using Ford in Fiction
135
Rhetoric Tone
173
The Duality of Fords Historical Imagination
189
Fords Modernism
201
An Old Man Mad about Writing
219
The Contributors
233
Copyright

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JOSEPH WIESENFARTH is Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has written extensively on Ford and on the English novel. His book Gothic Manners and the Classic English Novel (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1989) includes a chapter on Parade's End. He was guest editor for the special issue, on 'Ford Madox Ford and the Arts', of Contemporary Literature, 30:2 (Summer 1989).His edition of Jane Austen's The Three Sisters will be published by the Juvenilia Press (Sydney, Australia, 2004); and his study Ford Madox Ford and the Regiment of Women: Violet Hunt, Jean Rhys, Stella Bowen, Janice Biala will be published by the University of Wisconsin Press in 2005.

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