Books: Core of England

A MAN COULD STAND UP—Ford Madox Ford—A. & C. Boni ($2.50). Author Ford's three-volume metaphor for what the War did to the presumable core of England is herewith completed. There are deep scars, wrought by much cleaving to duty. The scene is littered with social and personal wreckage. But the core survives.

It is for an oldtime, blundering, self-crucifying British individualism; for an egotism whose one sinew is self-respect, that Author Ford's central figure stands. When the War came, Christopher Tietjens of Groby, ponderous, gentle, clumsy, omniscient, was already under the triply complicated...

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