The Impact of the First World-War on Private Lives: A Comparison of European and American Writers (Ford, Hemingway, and Remarque)
Examines the wartime works of each author, focusing primarily on A Farewell to Arms, Ford’s Parade’s End (1924-1928), and Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front (1929). Noting the scarring and loss-ridden nature of World War I in the novels, Fortunati suggests that modernist innovations were necessary responses for capturing the trauma and discontinuity of war. Highlights the consciously objective rather than rhetorical treatment of war by the disillusioned authors, effectively communicating their antiwar sentiments.
History and Representation in Ford Madox Ford’s Writings