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Now in its 14th year of publication, this magazine was created to offer the discerning reader a stimulating selection of excellent original writing. Black Lamb Review is a literate rather than a literary publication. Regular columns by writers in a variety of geographic locations and vocations are supplemented by features, reviews, articles on books and authors, and a selection of “departments,” including an acerbic advice column and a lamb recipe.

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A Week in Literary History

December 17th, 2002

English novelist Ford Madox Ford (The Good Soldier, 1915) is born in Merton, Surrey, 1873.

Ford Madox Ford, b. December 17, 1873, d. 1939

fordmadoxford.jpgFord was an immensely prolific writer of novels, travelogues, history tales, poems, and art criticism, and in each genre he excelled. Throughout his life he was constantly at work on one book or another; he represents a career devoted to his art. The Good Soldier is one of the finest novels of the twentieth century, and Ford’s World War I tetralogy Parade’s End is the best writing we have on that conflict and its aftermath in Britain. A master. The list below is very selective.

Suggested Reading Novels The Fifth Queen, 1906. An English Girl, 1907. Ladies Whose Bright Eyes, 1911. The Good Soldier, 1915. The Parade’s End novels Some Do Not, 1924. No More Parades, 1925. A Man Could Stand Up, 1926. The Last Post, 1928. Poetry Collected Poems, 1913. Collected Poems, 1936. Reminiscences Thus to Revisit, 1921. Joseph Conrad: A Personal Remembrance, 1924. No Enemy, 1929. Return to Yesterday, 1931. It Was the Nightingale, 1933. Criticism, Studies, & Travel Ford Madox Brown, 1896. The Cinque Ports, 1900. Rossetti, 1902. Hans Holbein, the Younger, 1905. The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, 1907. Henry James, 1913. Between St. Denis and St. George, 1915. A Mirror to France, 1926. The English Novel, 1926. Provence: from Minstrels to the Machine, 1935.

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