From Library Journal
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
"[The March of Literature] is stippled with sharp, knowing observations and phrases, worth remembering. . . . One of its particular strengths lies in the emphasis on earlier writing . . . and it should help inspire modern readers to go exploring in the literature of the past." -- The Washington Post Book World 8-7-94
"[The March of Literature] reveals as much about Ford himself as the writers he portrays. Though it's a scholarly work that often soars with eloquence, the style is earnest and conversational. Ford had strong, quirky opinions and biases. . . . A tour of the mind that students would line up for." -- Chicago Tribune Books 4-17-94