Ford Madox Ford: A Dual Life: Volume II: The After-War World

Paperback | October 13, 2012

byMax Saunders

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The second volume of Max Saunders's magisterial biography of Ford Madox Ford takes up the story from Ford's enlistment in the army and departure for France in 1916. Like its predecessor, The After-War World makes full use of previously unpublished and long-lost material. It is the firstbiography to establish Ford's importance to modern literature: exploring the relations between a writer's life, autobiography, and fiction, and showing how Ford's case challenges the conventions of literary biography itself. Saunders provides a ground-breaking reading of Ford's post-war masterpiece,Parade's End, and describes the founding of the transatlantic review, the influential literary journal that published Hemingway, Ezra Pound, Picasso, and many more major writers and artists.Ford's personal relationships were no less complex than his work: while living with Stella Bowen after the breakup of his partnership with Violet Hunt he had a brief affair with Jean Rhys, but he was to spend his final years until his death in 1939, with the Polish American painter Janice Biala.Throughout his career Ford endlessly reinvented himself, and this biography, for the first time, offers a sustained and critical account of his dazzling literary transformations.

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The second volume of Max Saunders's magisterial biography of Ford Madox Ford takes up the story from Ford's enlistment in the army and departure for France in 1916. Like its predecessor, The After-War World makes full use of previously unpublished and long-lost material. It is the firstbiography to establish Ford's importance to modern...

Max Saunders is Director of the Arts and Humanities Research Institute and Professor of English and Co-Director at the Centre for Life-Writing Research at King's College London.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:720 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.07 inPublished:October 13, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199668353

ISBN - 13:9780199668359

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Table of Contents

1. 1916: The Somme and Shell-Shock2. 1916: Kemmel Hill and After3. 1917: The Edge of Unreason4. 1918: A Tale of Reconstruction: Stella Bowen5. 1918: Armistice6. 1919: Red Ford7. The Post-War Writer8. 1920-1921: Bedham: La Vie Litteraire ('Mr Croyd'. Thus to Revisit, The Marsden Case9. 1922: The Last of England10. 1923: Thus to Re-View11. 1924: the transatlantic review12. 1924: The Last of Conrad and of the transatlantic13. Tall Stories14. Parade's End15. 1924-1926: Jean Rhys16. 1926-1927: USA17. 1927-1928: Provence, New York, Paris18. 1928-1929: Elizabeth Cheatham19. 1929: That Same Poor Man20. 1930-1931: Janice Biala21. Doubles22. 1931-1933: Weathering the Depression23. Ford's Autobiography24. 1933-1935: On the Great Trade Route25. 1935-1936: The Cause of Good Letters26. 1937: Oliver and the Tates27. 1938: 'An Old Man Mad About Writing'28. 1938-1939: The Abyss

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"persuasive and immensely authoritative account of a man who has, for far too long, been overshadowed by his bitchy and thankless proteges" --Miranda Seymour, The Independent 20/12/1996