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I will probably stay close to my usual pattern of posting during the read-along for Parade's End. With "online resources," I try to find sites or pages that are useful in understanding a work. If anyone would like to add a resource to these lists, feel free to email me or leave a comment.
Ford Madox Ford
The Ford Madox Ford Society page
The International Ford Madox Ford Studies series
Ford’s Training, an article by Sara Haslam at The Open University
Julian Barnes' essay for The Guardian: The Saddest Story
Ford Madox Ford's personal life was deeply complicated, made worse by his own indecision and economy with the truth. No wonder unreliability, shifting identities and the turmoils of love and sex are the hallmarks of his greatest novel. Julian Barnes admires The Good Soldier.
A review in The New York Times on a couple of books covering Ford and his work
Update: Autobiography, biography and Ford Madox Ford's women by Ros Pesemen at the Women's History Review looks at the appearance of Ford's partners in his work. After the Affair explores the post-breakup works of Ford and Jean Rhys (Thanks to Mel U for the links)
If your country’s copyright laws are similar to Australia’s, the first three books can be found at Project Gutenberg Australia
The Penguin Classics edition has an introduction by Robie Macauley. Two-thirds of his essay can be read at Questia
A summary of the series can be found at jrank.org
A review of No More Parades in the March 20, 1926 edition of The Literary Review. The article includes a picture of Ford, James Joyce, and Ezra Pound.
While I’m on old articles, there is a short review of A Man Could Stand Up in the May 27, 1927 edition of State College News of the New York State College for Teachers (see the middle column, page 2).
World War I literature
The Wisconsin Library Association website provides a select list of WWI Fiction and Memoirs
In addition to the WLA list, here are a few additional books on World War I and the literature it generated:
George Walter, ed., The Penguin Book of First World War Poetry
Paul Fussell, The Great War and Modern Memory
Trudi Tate, Modernism, History and the First World War
Bernard Bergonzi, Heroes' Twilight: A Study of Literature of the Great War
John Brophy, The Long Trail: Soldiers' Songs and Slang, 1914 – 1918
Dorothy Goldman, Jane Gledhill, and Judith Hattaway, Women Writers and the Great War
Guy Chapman, Vain Glory: a Miscellany of the Great War 1914-1938
Allyson Booth, Postcards from the Trenches: Negotiating the Space between Modernism and the First World War
Update: The WLA site mentions Edmund Blunden's Undertones of War. In the past week, Stephen Pentz (at his blog First Known When Lost) has a couple of posts on Blunden's memoir. The first post provides an overview of the book and his method as well as a couple of memories. The second post covers one of the sad, humorous features of the war (and the name of one of his poems)--"Trench Nomenclature". Also check out Stephen's comment with additional recommendations and information.
I have added some links to color photographs from World War I.