Ford Madox Ford and the Regiment of Women

Ford Madox Ford and the Regiment of Women

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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 qproper manq 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.Given the tenure of Forda#39;s service in the Third Welch Regiment, it is unfortunate for his reputation that Wells succeeded in ... Yet, as early as 1965, MacShanea#39;s examination of Forda#39;s official war record established that Ford was commissioned anbsp;...

Title:Ford Madox Ford and the Regiment of Women
Author:Joseph Wiesenfarth
Publisher:Univ of Wisconsin Press - 2005


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