1981 Review of Caroline Gordon’s COLLECTED STORIES

"It is a joy to read or reread the stories in this collection, observing the precepts of the teacher coming to life in her work. Her own literary heritage was impressive. She was private secretary to Ford Madox Ford who knew Henry James who knew Turgenev who knew Flaubert. The influence is apparent but not… Continue reading 1981 Review of Caroline Gordon’s COLLECTED STORIES

The Writer’s Craft: un progression d’effet

… the note of the ineffable, the symbolic, can't be struck suddenly at the end. It ought to be prepared for from the beginning. This note of the archetypal, ineffable--call it what you will--ought to be what [Ford Madox] Ford called un progression d'effet. That is, it ought to have its own progression through the… Continue reading The Writer’s Craft: un progression d’effet