Ford Madox Ford, Modernist Magazines and Editing


Editor: Jason Harding
The controversial British writer Ford Madox Ford (1873-1939) is increasingly recognized as a major presence in early twentieth-century literature. This series of International Ford Madox Ford Studies was founded to reflect the recent resurgence of interest in him. Each volume is based upon a particular theme or issue; and relates aspects of Ford’s work, life, and contacts, to broader concerns of his time.
Modernist periodicals and editorial theory have been very productive areas in recent research. This volume focuses on Ford and editing. Ford was one of the greatest editors of Modernist magazines. He founded the English Review in Edwardian London, publishing Henry James, Joseph Conrad, H. G. Wells, Ezra Pound, Wyndham Lewis, and D. H. Lawrence. His editorial relationships with all of these writers are examined in detail here, as are those with Jean Rhys, Ernest Hemingway, and Basil Bunting, connected with the transatlantic review launched by Ford in post-war Paris, which also carried experimental work by James Joyce, Gertrude Stein, and Tristan Tzara.
These seventeen essays bring together distinguished scholars and poets, as well as younger experts on Modernism and its magazine culture. This collection provides a wealth of new research on the management, cultural politics, and editorial stance of Ford’s magazines; on the impact of his editorial contacts on his own and others’ work; and on editorial approaches to his writing, including his best-known novels, The Good Soldier and Parade’s End.

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Table of contents
Max Saunders: General Editor’s Preface
Jason Harding: Introduction
Philip Horne: Henry James and the English Review
Gene M. Moore: Ford as Editor in Joseph Conrad’s ‘The Planter of Malata’
Nick Hubble: A Music-Hall Double Act: Fordie and Wells’s English Review
George Hyde: Lawrence, Ford, Strong Readings, and Weak Nerves
Seamus O’Malley: The Ferociously Odd, Mutually Beneficial Editorial Relationship of Ford and Wyndham Lewis
Peter Robinson: ‘Written at least as well as prose’: Ford, Pound, and Poetry
Richard Price: ‘His care for living English’: Ford Madox Ford and Basil Bunting
Elizabeth O’Connor: Jean Rhys’s Quartet: A Re-inscription of Ford’s The Good Soldier
Nora Tomlinson: ‘An old man mad about writing’ but hopeless with money: Ford Madox Ford and the Finances of the English Review
Simon Grimble: ‘A few inches above the moral atmosphere of these islands’: The Perspectives of the English Review
John Attridge: Liberalism and Modernism in the Edwardian Era: New Liberals at Ford’s English Review
Stephen Rogers: The transatlantic review (1924)
Andrzej Gasiorek: Editing the transatlantic review: Literary Magazines and the Public Sphere
Elena Lamberti: ‘Wandering Yankees’: The transatlantic review or How the Americans Came to Europe
Martin Stannard: Cutting Remarks: What Went Missing from The Good Soldier
Isabelle Brasme: ‘A caricature of his own voice’: Ford and Self-Editing in Parade’s End
Ashley Chantler: Editing Ford Madox Ford’s Poetry
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