Ford Madox Ford

In January 1952, with his career declining, his money exhausted, and his health precarious, Evelyn Waugh was heading for a nervous breakdown. He then made the only reference in his extensive Diaries, Essays, and Letters to Ford Madox Ford, whose novels had a therapeutic effect, telling his socialite friend Diana Cooper, “I find Ford M. Ford’s war books take my mind off my distresses. Very good and puzzling.” Critics have occasionally compared Ford’s World War I tetralogy Parade’s End (1924–28) to Waugh’s World War II trilogy Sword of Honor (1952–61), but there are no references to Ford’s war novels in any of the books that discuss A...

 
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