The essay examines Ford Madox Ford's late novels 'The Rash Act' and 'Henry for Hugh', and his literary guide 'Provence', investigating how the utopian tensions they show are contrasted with contemporary history and mass society. The analysis revolves around the desire and impossibility of Gauguin's avant-garde myth, showing the historical causes (the Great Depression and totalitatian regimes) behind Ford's sense of impotent suspension between the two and his idea of myth as delusion.

Negotiating with Gauguin's 'Solar Myth': Art, Economy and Ideology in Ford Madox Ford's Provence

COLOMBINO, LAURA
2006

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The essay examines Ford Madox Ford's late novels 'The Rash Act' and 'Henry for Hugh', and his literary guide 'Provence', investigating how the utopian tensions they show are contrasted with contemporary history and mass society. The analysis revolves around the desire and impossibility of Gauguin's avant-garde myth, showing the historical causes (the Great Depression and totalitatian regimes) behind Ford's sense of impotent suspension between the two and his idea of myth as delusion.
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