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Critical Essays - Ford Madox Ford

Critical Essays

By: Ford Madox Ford, Max Saunders (Editor), Richard Stang (Editor)

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Critical Essays showcases a critic whom Ezra Pound called in 1914, "the best critic in England, one might say the only critic of any importance." This volume provides access to the best of Ford Madox Ford's essays. The essays are arranged chronologically and span nearly forty years--covering most of Ford's writing life. Saunders and Stang have included essays, literary portraits, and book reviews that Ford published in the "English Review," "The Tribune," "The Bystander," "The Outlook," "Piccadilly Review," the "Transatlantic Review," and the "Chicago Tribune Sunday Magazine," among other places.

"This collection contains more unexpected fun, more delighted, chatty wisdom, than any other book of criticism you could think of." -The Guardian "In Critical Essays, a new selection of Ford's previously uncollected writings on literature and art, there are sweeping dicta aplenty." -The American Scholar "If there is any English critic worth reading on Modernism it is Ford Madox Ford, whose Critical Essays remind us that he was one of the first to admire Joyce's Ulysses and one of the bravest to argue with E.M. Forster." -The Times (London)

Introductionp. ix
Note on the textp. xiv
Acknowledgementsp. xiv
The Evolution of a Lyric (1899)p. 1
Creative History and the Historic Sense (1903-4)p. 4
The Collected Poems of Christina Rossetti (1904)p. 15
A Literary Causerie: On Some Tendencies of Modern Verse (1905; on Sturge Moore)p. 28
Literary Portraits from The Tribune
III. Mr John Galsworthy (1907)p. 33
VIII. Mr Joseph Conrad (1907)p. 36
[X, but says VIII]. Maxim Gorky (1907)p. 39
IX [sic: should be XI]. Mr Dion Clayton Calthrop (1907)p. 43
XIV. Mr Maurice Hewlett (1907)p. 46
From XXIII. The Year 1907p. 49
XXIV. The Year 1908p. 49
XXVII. Mr Charles Doughty (1908)p. 52
Shylock as Mr Tree (1908)p. 56
Essays from The English Review
The Unemployed (1908)p. 59
Review of George Saintsbury, A History of English Prosody (1909)p. 62
The Work of W.H. Hudson (1909)p. 65
Algernon Charles Swinburne (1909)p. 71
George Meredith OM (1909)p. 72
Review of C.F.G. Masterman, The Condition of England (1909)p. 73
Joseph Conrad (1911)p. 76
D.G.R. (1911)p. 91
Essays from The Bystander
A Tory Plea for Home Rule (2 articles; 1911)p. 98
Pan and the Pantomime (on Shaw; 1912)p. 106
Literary Portraits and Other Essays from The Outlook
I. Mr Compton Mackenzie and Sinister Street (1913)p. 110
VI. Mr John Galsworthy and The Dark Flower (1913)p. 114
VII. Mr Percival Gibbon and The Second-Class Passenger (1913)p. 118
XII. Herr Arthur Schnitzler and Bertha Garlan (1913)p. 122
XXIII. Fydor Dostoevsky and The Idiot (1914)p. 126
XXV. Monsignor Benson and Initiation (1914)p. 129
XXVI. Miss Amber Reeves and A Lady and her Husband (1914)p. 133
XXVIII. Mr Morley Roberts and Time and Thomas Waring (1914)p. 137
XXXI. Lord Dunsany and Five Plays (1914)p. 142
XXXIV. Miss May Sinclair and The Judgment of Eve (1914)p. 146
XXXV. Les Jeunes and Des Imagistes (1914)p. 150
XXXVI. Les Jeunes and Des Imagistes (Second Notice) (1914)p. 154
XXXVIII. Mr W.H. Mallock and Social Reform (1914)p. 159
XXXIX. Mr W.B. Yeats and his New Poems (1914)p. 163
XLII. Mr Robert Frost and North of Boston (1914)p. 167
France, 1915 (continued) (1915)p. 170
Sologub and Artzibashef (1915)p. 173
A Jubilee (review of Some Imagist Poets) (1915)p. 178
On a Notice of Blast (1915)p. 182
'Thus to Revisit', Piccadilly Review (1919)
I. The Novel (Gilbert Cannan, Time and Eternity; Virginia Woolf, Night and Day)p. 186
II. The Realistic Novel (Dostoevsky, An Honest Thief; George Stevenson, Bengy)p. 190
III. The Serious Books (Max Beerbohm, Seven Men; W.H. Hudson, Birds in Town and Village)p. 192
V. Biography and Criticism (Henry Festing Jones, Samuel Butler, Wyndham Lewis, The Caliph's Design)p. 197
Letter to the Editor of The Athenaeum (1920)p. 203
An Answer to 'Three Questions' (1922)p. 206
A Haughty and Proud Generation (1922)p. 208
Ulysses and the Handling of Indecencies (1922)p. 218
Mr Conrad's Writing (1923)p. 228
Literary Causeries from the Chicago Tribune Sunday Magazine
II. Vill Loomyare (1924)p. 232
III. And the French (1924)p. 233
VIII. So She Went into The Garden ... (on Joyce; 1924)p. 235
Essays from the transatlantic review (1924)
Stocktaking: Towards a Revaluation of English Literature
II. Axioms and Internationalismsp. 241
[III. but headed] II. (continued)p. 243
IV. Intelligentsiap. 248
IX. The Serious Book (continued)p. 254
X. The Readerp. 261
From a Paris Quay (II) (1925)p. 269
The Other House (review of Jean-Aubry's Joseph Conrad; 1927)p. 272
Cambridge on the Caboodle (on Forster; 1927)p. 276
Thomas Hardy, OM Obiit 11 January 1928p. 282
Elizabeth Madox Roberts by Ford Madox Ford (1928)p. 285
On Conrad's Vocabulary (1928)p. 288
Review of Josephine Herbst, Nothing is Sacred (1928)p. 292
Review of Sinclair Lewis, Dodsworth (1929)p. 294
Mediterranean Reverie (on Pound; 1933)p. 296
Hands Off the Arts (1935)p. 300
Men and Books (on Conrad; 1936)p. 309
Observations on Technique (1937)p. 312
Ralston Crawford's Pictures (1937)p. 314
The Flame in Stone (on Louise Bogan; 1937)p. 316
None Shall Look Back (on Caroline Gordon; 1937)p. 319
Statement on the Spanish War (1937)p. 321
Indexp. 323
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ISBN: 9780814727331
ISBN-10: 0814727336
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 329
Published: 1st May 2004
Publisher: New York University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 3.05
Weight (kg): 0.53