The March of Literature: From Confucius' Day to Our Own

The March of Literature From Confucius Day to Our Own Written for general readers rather than scholars and first published in The March of Literature is a working novelist s view of what is valuable in literature and why Convinced that scholars an

  • Title: The March of Literature: From Confucius' Day to Our Own
  • Author: Ford Madox Ford Alexander Theroux
  • ISBN: 9781564780515
  • Page: 404
  • Format: Paperback
  • Written for general readers rather than scholars and first published in 1938, The March of Literature is a working novelist s view of what is valuable in literature, and why Convinced that scholars and teachers give a false sense of literature, Ford brings alive the pleasures of reading by writing about books he is passionate about.Beginning at the beginning with ancientWritten for general readers rather than scholars and first published in 1938, The March of Literature is a working novelist s view of what is valuable in literature, and why Convinced that scholars and teachers give a false sense of literature, Ford brings alive the pleasures of reading by writing about books he is passionate about.Beginning at the beginning with ancient Egyptian and Chinese literature and the Bible Ford works his way through classical literature, the writings of the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, continuing up to the major writers of his own day like Ezra Pound, Henry James, and Joseph Conrad With his encyclopedic reading and expertise in the techniques of writing, Ford is a reliable and entertaining guide Ford also includes a chapter on publishers and booksellers, noting the key roles they play in literature s existence.Novelist Alexander Theroux Darconville s Cat, Laura Warholic has written an insightful introduction for this reissue, the first time this monumental book has been made available in paperback.

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    1. Ford Madox Ford, born Ford Hermann Hueffer, was an English novelist, poet, critic and editor whose journals, The English Review and The Transatlantic Review, were instrumental in the development of early 20th century English literature.Ford Madox Ford was the author of over 60 works novels, poems, criticism, travel essays, and reminiscences His work includes The Good Soldier, Parade s End, The Rash Act, and Ladies Whose Bright Eyes He collaborated with Joseph Conrad on The Inheritors, Romance, and other works Ford lived in both France and the United States and died in 1939.

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    1. The March of Literature has two fatal, as one calls them, flaws One, that it was published in 1938 The second, that it was authored by Ford Madox Ford About the first we really ought not wring our hands too much It is the fate of most published works to fade into out datedness As to the second, it is what one might call a constitutive flaw, that characteristic which simultaneously shortens the work s value and makes it the very work which it is and without which we would have something not at al [...]


    2. As a student of English Literature, I have read several outlines and histories of literature in general Truth be told, while they all contain important information, they are usually dull Not this one, which I picked up solely because I liked Ford s fiction Ford s tone is chatty, gossiply it s like he is sitting across from you at a bar and talking to you, telling you these wonderful stories about people Ford really believes in the writer reader relationship that he describes in the book If you h [...]



    3. This should be required reading for any lover of literature Ford was an old man mad about writing and here he presents an incredibly broad perspective for the development of literature across the centuries and through diverse cultures.




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