It Was the Nightingale PDF (Adobe DRM) download by John Coyle

It Was the Nightingale

Carcanet Press Ltd.
Publication date: October 2007
ISBN: 9781847773586
Digital Book format: PDF (Adobe DRM)

Buy PDF

List price:
$23.99
Our price:
$21.99

You save: $2.00 (8%)
GET THIS EBOOK
FOR FREE!
Join our Facebook sweepstake, share and
get 10 likes. Winners
get notified in 24H!
During a Christmas leave in London, Ford Madox Ford attended a party at the French Embassy, 'a heavy blond man in a faded uniform', wearied by years of war, recalled to a longing for the life of a writer. The evening marks the beginning of a new phase of Ford's life, the years of It Was the Nightingale. Ford evokes the literary milieux of London, Paris and New York between the wars with sparkle, wit and energy. Recollections range across time in a subtle and flexible narrative that fuses fiction and memoir. A memory of a dark January day in Paris, in the weeks 'between dog and wolf', when Ford read the news of the death of the novelist John Galsworthy, triggers an exploration of the transition from an entire pre-war world: a ghost had passed, writes Ford, and Nancy Cunard steps forward 'like a jewelled tropical bird'. Here is James Joyce, whom Ford found dull company with his 'thin little jokes'; Ezra Pound playing Provencal songs on the bassoon; Gertrude Stein driving through the streets of Paris with the solemn 'snail-like precision' of a Pharoah. Behind the vivacity other ghosts, too, are always present: men killed and damaged in the war, mental breakdown and betrayal, out of which Ford was to create his best-loved novel, Parade's End.
Please sign in to review this product.
Format:
Devices:
It Was the Nightingale PDF (Adobe DRM) can be read on any device that can open PDF (Adobe DRM) files.

File Size:
6670 Kb
Language:
ENG
Copy From Text:
Disabled.
Printing:
Disabled.
Other books by John Coyle
Provence: From Minstrels to the Machine PDF (Adobe DRM) download by John Coyle
Provence: From Minstrels to the Machine
John Coyle & Ford Madox Ford
Carcanet Press Ltd., July 2009
ISBN: 9781857549898
Format: PDF
List Price: $23.99 Our price: $21.99