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Ford, Mark 1962 June 24-

Works: 67 works in 288 publications in 2 languages and 10,248 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Poetry  Bildungsromans  Picaresque fiction  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Interviews  Biographies  Novels 
Roles: Editor, Author, Translator, Other, Author of introduction, Redactor, Conductor
Classifications: PR4565, 823.8
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Most widely held works by Mark Ford
Something we have that they don't : British & American poetic relations since 1925 by Steve & Mark Clark & Ford( )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Something We Have That They Don't presents a variety of essays that explore the rich and complex history of Anglo-American poetic relations of the last seventy-five years. Since the dawn of Modernism poets on either side of the Atlantic have frequently inspired each other's developments, from Frost's galvanizing advice to Edward Thomas to rearrange his prose to verse, to Eliot's and Auden's enormous influence on the poetry of their adopted nations, from the impact of Charles Olson on other Black Mountain poets on J.H. Prynne and the Cambridge School, to the widespread influence of Frank O'Hara and Robert Lowell on a diverse range of contemporary British poets. Clark and Ford's study aims to chart some of the currents of these ever-shifting relations
New impressions of Africa = Nouvelles impressions d'Afrique by Raymond Roussel( )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected poems 1956-1987 by John Ashbery( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the collected works of American author and poet, John Ashbery, along with sixty uncollected poems, from 1956-1987
Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens( Book )

18 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Nicholas Nickleby is left penniless after his father's death, he appeals to his wealthy uncle to help him find work and to protect his mother and sister"--Page 4 of cover
Selected poems by Frank O'Hara( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This generous new selection by Mark Ford reflects all the phases and varied achievements of O'Hara's tragically foreshortened career, including his drama, and is followed by an appendix of key prose texts such as "Personism," in which O'Hara succinctly summed up his overall approach to poetry: "You just go on your nerve."--Jacket flap
Collected poems 1991-2000 by John Ashbery( Book )

5 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poetry by John Ashbery
London : a history in verse( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London has long been understood through the poetry it has inspired. Now poet Mark Ford has assembled the most capacious and wide-ranging antholgy of poems about London to date, from Chaucer to Wordworth to the present day, providing a chronological tour of urban life and of English literature
Thomas Hardy : half a Londoner by Mark Ford( Book )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Because Thomas Hardy is so closely associated with the rural Wessex of his novels, stories, and poems, it is easy to forget that he was, in his own words, half a Londoner. Focusing on the formative five years in his early twenties when Hardy lived in the city, but also on his subsequent movement back and forth between Dorset and the capital, Mark Ford shows that the Dorset-London axis is critical to an understanding of his identity as a man and his achievement as a writer. Thomas Hardy: Half a Londoner presents a detailed account of Hardy's London experiences, from his arrival as a shy, impressionable youth, to his embrace of radical views, to his lionization by upper-class hostesses eager to fête the creator of Tess. Drawing on Hardy's poems, letters, fiction, and autobiography, it offers a subtle, moving exploration of the author's complex relationship with the metropolis and those he met or observed there: publishers, fellow authors, street-walkers, benighted lovers, and the aristocratic women who adored his writing but spurned his romantic advances. The young Hardy's oscillations between the routines and concerns of Dorset's Higher Bockhampton and the excitements and dangers of London were crucial to his profound sense of being torn between mutually dependent but often mutually uncomprehending worlds. This fundamental self-division, Ford argues, can be traced not only in the poetry and fiction explicitly set in London but in novels as regionally circumscribed as Far from the Madding Crowd and Tess of the d'Urbervilles.--
Raymond Roussel and the republic of dreams by Mark Ford( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the first-length account of Roussel's life and oeuvre in English. Mark Ford, himself a poet, traces the evolution of Roussel's bizarre compositional methods, and describes the idiosyncrasies of a life structured as obsessively as his work. The story he tells is at once enchanting, heart-breaking and scarcely credible. Could even Proust or Nabokov, one feels at its conclusion, have invented a character as peculiar and unforgettable as the exquisite dandy and compulsive writer this book brings to life?"--Jacket
Mr and Mrs Stevens and other essays by Mark Ford( )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

«Here is the rich Anglo-American soil – the literary compost – that has nourished and supported Ford’s poetry (...).» (Stephen Ross, Times Literary Supplement)
Soft sift by Mark Ford( Book )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No name by Wilkie Collins( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Magdalen and her sister Norah, beloved daughters of Mr and Mrs Vanstone, find themselves the victims of a catastrophic oversight. Their father has neglected to change his will, and when the girls are suddenly orphaned, their inheritance goes to their uncle. Now penniless, the conventional Norah takes up a position as a governess, but the defiant and tempestuous Magdalen cannot accept the loss of what is rightfully hers and decides to do whatever she can to win it back. With the help of cunning Captain Wragge, she concocts a scheme that involves disguise, deceit and astonishing self-transformation. In this compelling, labyrinthine story Wilkie Collins brilliantly demonstrates the gap between justice and the law, and in the subversive Magdalen he portrays one of the most exhilarating heroines of Victorian fiction."--Provided by publisher
Selected Poems by Mark Ford( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected Poems charts Mark Ford's growing complexity as a writer and his mastery and use of form. John Ashbery calls Ford's work "refreshing" and it's that exuberance and goodwill that animates the poems, giving them their spontaneity and leavening the grim with comic élan and joy. Myth, history, and the everyday are all at play in this wonderfully diverse collection. Invisible Assets: After he threw he through a plate glass window, nature seemed that much closer. Even the dastardly division in society might be healed by a first-rate glazier. Of course, on Sundays families still picnicked boldly on the village green, and afterwards marveled at the blacksmith's glowing forge-- how strong they all were in those days! And yet how small! Even a man only six foot tall was then esteemed a veritable giant. Surely the current furor over architecture would have evoked from them only pitying smiles. Meanwhile the market for landscapes has never been firmer. This view, for instance, includes seven counties, and a bull charging around in its paddock. Mark Ford was born in Nairobi, Kenya, in 1962. He has published three collections of poetry and a biography of the French writer Raymond Roussel and is the editor of Frank O'Hara's Selected Poems. He has also translated Roussel's New Impressions of Africa and is the editor of London: A History in Verse. He lives in London, England
John Ashbery in conversation with Mark Ford by John Ashbery( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New York poets : Frank O'Hara, John Ashbery, Kenneth Koch, James Schuyler : an anthology( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected poems by John Ashbery( Book )

in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A definitive collection of works by the preeminent American poet
Seven American poets in conversation : John Ashbery, Donald Hall, Anthony Hecht, Donald Justice, Charles Simic, W.D. Snodgrass, Richard Wilbur( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New York poets II : an anthology( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A monkey at the window : selected poems by Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A driftwood altar : essays and reviews by Mark Ford( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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New impressions of Africa = Nouvelles impressions d'AfriqueCollected poems 1956-1987Nicholas NicklebySelected poemsRaymond Roussel and the republic of dreamsMr and Mrs Stevens and other essaysSoft siftNo name
Alternative Names
Mark Ford British writer

Mark Ford Brits dichter (1962-)

Mark Ford escritor británico

English (174)

Spanish (1)