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 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 different than the "proper man" he thought himself to be. For the women, he was both a lover and a leaver, a collaborator and a companion. 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 more

Product details

  • Hardback | 264 pages
  • 160 x 231.1 x 27.9mm | 521.64g
  • University of Wisconsin Press
  • Wisconsin, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 28 colour illustrations, 10 b/w illustrations
  • 0299210901
  • 9780299210908
  • 861,998

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"Scholars of modernism owe a substantial debt to Joseph Wiesenfarth, especially those working on Ford Madox Ford, on whom he has been producing a stream of pioneering and perceptive essays for forty years. The critical and biographical expertise of his work on Ford's contacts with other writers has greatly enhanced not just our sense of Ford's literary life, but of his impact on the history of modernism."-Max Saunders, author of Ford Madox Ford: A Dual Life and coeditor of Ford Madox Ford's Modernity "show more

About Violet Hunt

Joseph Wiesenfarth is professor emeritus of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is the editor of two collections of essays on Ford and the author of six books, including Gothic Manners and the Classic English Novel, also published by the University Of Wisconsin more

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