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Ford Madox Ford and the Misfit Moderns

Edwardian Fiction and the First World War

Authors: Hawkes, R.

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Ford Madox Ford is a major modernist writer, yet many of his works do not conform to our assumptions about modernism. Examining ways in which he, alongside other 'misfit moderns', undermines 'stabilities' we expect from novels and memoirs, this book poses questions about the nature of narrative and the distinction between modernism and modernity.

About the authors

ROB HAWKES is Senior Lecturer in English Studies at Teesside University, UK. He has taught previously at Leeds Trinity University, the University of East Anglia and the University of York.

Reviews

“Rob Hawkes’s Ford Madox Ford and the Misfit Moderns: Edwardian Fiction and the First World War is an impressive and ambitious book. … Ford Madox Ford and the Misfit Moderns is a provocative book.” (Randi Saloman, Journal of Modern Literature, Vol. 38 (4), 2015)

“Ford's works are notoriously resistant to conventional notions of genre, oblivious to the canonical distinctions between realism and modernism, or materialism and fantasy, or fiction and autobiography. In this wide-ranging survey of the many ways in which Ford fails to 'fit' into the conventional categories of literary analysis, Rob Hawkes shows that the problem of how to appreciate Ford extends far beyond notions of genre to include fundamental elements of narrative itself.” (Gene M. Moore, Ford Madox Ford Society Newsletter, Issue 19, 2013)

“...Hawkes offers a valuable addition to Ford criticism and to modernist criticism in general by virtue of his strong emphasis on the narrative practices of misfit moderns and on those practices' destabilizing effects.” (Wyatt Bonikowski, Suffolk University, Modernism/modernity, Vol. 20 (3), September, 2013)



“This book will be of use to those both studying and researching the period. It provides useful definitions of key terms, and, with well-chosen comparator texts, offers a new critical framework for reading Ford and his companion misfit moderns.” (Dr Sara Haslam, The Open University, UK)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Introduction: Misfit Moderns

    Hawkes, Rob

    Pages 1-22

  • Personalities of Paper: Character, Justification, and Narrative Space

    Hawkes, Rob

    Pages 23-58

  • Casting Back: Plotting, Impressionism, and Temporality

    Hawkes, Rob

    Pages 59-98

  • Fictionality at the Front: Genre, Trust, and the War Memoir

    Hawkes, Rob

    Pages 99-136

  • Destruction/Reconstruction: Narrative, Shell Shock, and the War Novel

    Hawkes, Rob

    Pages 137-163

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eBook £47.99
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Hardcover £60.00
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Softcover £56.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-33711-8
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  • This title is currently reprinting. You can pre-order your copy now.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ford Madox Ford and the Misfit Moderns
Book Subtitle
Edwardian Fiction and the First World War
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-28343-6
DOI
10.1057/9781137283436
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-30153-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-33711-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 196
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