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(Perspectives on Richard Ford.pdf) This is the first book length examination of the fiction written by Richard Ford who gained critical acclaim for i The Sportswriter i the story of suburbanite Frank Bascombe s struggle to survive loneliness and great loss That novel published in struck a chord with readers and reviewers alike and Ford a little known writer who had for a time considered giving up the writing of fiction was suddenly hailed in i Newsweek i as one of the best writers of his generation br br i The Sportswriter i along with its sequel i Independence Day i which became the first novel to win both the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN Faulkner Award made Ford s Frank Bascombe as much a part of the American literary landscape as John Updike s Rabbit Angstrom br br With three other novels a well received volume of short stories and a trilogy of novellas to his credit Ford is now firmly established as a major figure among writers of the post World War II generation br br i Perspectives on Richard Ford i is the first collection of essays to study the body of Ford s fiction The nine essays demonstrate that Ford like few other writers of his time powerfully depicts what it feels like to live in the secular late twentieth century world a dangerous and uncertain place where human relationships are impoverished and where human existence is often characterized by emptiness solipsism and above all by a sense of alienation The contributors tend to view Ford s narratives of alienation in a broad cultural context His works dramatize the breakdown of the institutions of marriage family and community His protagonists often typify the rootlessness and the nameless longing pervasive in a highly mobile present oriented society in which individuals having lost a sense of the past relentlessly pursue their own elusive identities in the here and now br br The collection which concludes with a compelling conversation between Ford and the editor will prove to be an essential companion to the work of one our most intriguing contemporary writersDownload and Read Online books ePub/PDF/Audible/Kindle, its easy way to streaming Perspectives on Richard Ford books for multiple devices.

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