ePub The Life and Letters of Jesse Hill Ford, Southern Writer ePub

by Anne Cheney

There are three essential problems with this book, which will likely be the only biography of Ford, a minor figure in Southern literature who fascinates me because of our shared background (he lived five miles from me when I was growing up).

First, it uses correspondence between Ford and his editor Edward Weeks as its sole source, and compounds this by only presenting Ford's correspondence, so that it's very much like hearing one end of a conversation.

Second, there is no correspondence extant (according to the notes) to document the writing of Ford's only significant book, The Liberation of Lord Byron Jones.As reaction to this book directly resulted in many of his later troubles, it's a pretty significant omission.

Third, the late Anne Cheney was so clearly smitten with Ford as a person (and his reputation was very much that of a Southern-squire ladies' man) that there is virtually no critical analysis.

With those caveats, this is still an interesting insight into a man of middling talent and occasional luck, who nursed a desire to be the next Faulkner back when such a goal seemed actually possible."Novelist" carried a cache' then, and Ford definitely wanted it.

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PublisherEdwin Mellen Press
Release date 01.05.1996
Pages count485
eBook formatHardcover, (torrent)En
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