The Saddest Story and Ford’s phobias and sicknesses, instable sentimental life and respect toward the military.
By the time Ford Madox Ford published “The Saddest Story,” his name still was Ford Madox Hueffer. He changed his name because it sounded too German; in fact, his father was a German.Ford Madox Ford, we see, was not a careless man; he took things seriously, giving up on his name to fit in society best. He was in close relationship to a lot of important people, Russian politicians, among them, famous authors such as Wells; he was not an average citizen with average acquaintances. Again, we could say Ford was never a conformist; as we look at his work, we should consider deeply his ideals and the things that happened in his life as part of his works. “The Saddest Story,” therefore, is a reflection of Ford’s agoraphobic crisis and other sicknesses, his instable sentimental life and his respect-critique toward the military.
Moraza, David, "The Saddest Story and Ford’s phobias and sicknesses, instable sentimental life and respect toward the military." (2018). Modernist Short Story Project. 11.