Ford Madox Ford and Ernest Hemingway in the Literary Arena of Paris, 1924
Characterizes the strained relationship between the two writers as a clash of literary traditions. Locates their differences in nationality, characterization of 1920s Paris, personal reaction to World War I, and methods of rendering “truth” in literature. Points to the contrast between Ford’s beliefs that literature’s purpose is to regain lost values while aiding societal recovery and Hemingway’s portrayal of society as broken, vacuous, and unrecoverable. Discusses the evolution of the transatlantic review. References A Moveable Feast.
Ford Madox Ford’s Modernity