James Branch Cabell
1925. The American author and editor, Van Doren, traces the life of James Branch Cabell. Today, Cabell is recognized by some as one of the first contemporary writers from the South. He is also noted for his unique ability to blend classic myths and legends with his own imagination; and is considered a pioneer of fantasy writing. Contents: Cabell Minor; Cabell Major; and Scholia. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.
What people are saying - Write a review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LibraryThing
Carl Van Doren does what most of us do who read and admire Cabell: write about Cabell in Cabellian style. The opening gambit shows as much: "There are more arguments to prove that James Branch Cabell is a legend than to prove that he is a fact." But Van Doren is no mere epigone. He's gone all the way into literary criticism, and can focus in on the crucial truth: "Mr. Cabell is the most humorous of mythologists. Out of what might seem pedantry if there were less gusto in it, or ignorance if there were less method, he has inextricably jumbled all the mythologies as well as all the histories and geographies. nor has he hesitated to invent with a large hand. The result is that he crowds his pages with symbols which may be brilliantly suggestive and which may be merely mystification. But Mr. cabell no more minds irritating than he minds mystifying. he works under cove, always by the method of indirection. . . . Allegory lurks where no one has any reason to suspect it; allegory is also sometimes absent from passages wherein by all precedent it ought to be. What reader, in such circumstances, can be quite sure that Mr. Cabell is not having sport with him?" Exactly. This is a necessary little book for those who love Cabell. And, perhaps, even for those who are offended at being made sport of.
Other editions - View all
James Branch Cabell - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 1970, Virginia Commonwealth University, also located in Richmond, named its main campus library "James Branch Cabell Library" in his honor. ...
en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/ James_Branch_Cabell
James Branch Cabell by Carl Van Doren at Questia Online Library
Read the complete book James Branch Cabell by becoming a questia.com member. ... ...more arguments to prove that James Branch Cabell is a legend than to ...
www.questia.com/ library/ book/ james-branch-cabell-by-carl-van-doren.jsp
The great wall of Cabell « STEVENHARTSITE
Joseph Hergesheimer’s fall into obscurity was nothing compared to the fate of his friend and fellow writer James Branch Cabell, whose admirers included Mark ...
stevenhartsite.wordpress.com/ 2007/ 11/ 10/ the-great-wall-of-cabell/
Cabell Prize, 2000, Bill Patterson.
James Branch Cabell, during his time, was widely and justly praised as a stylist and ironist. His masterwork is the nineteen-volume Biography of the Life of ...
www.library.vcu.edu/ jbc/ speccoll/ exhibit/ cabell/ prize3.html
tomfolio.com: by James Branch CABELL
Shop for used, rare, hard to find books from secondhand booksellers dedicated to personal service. We're your corner bookstore on the Internet
JSTOR: American Authors of Today: VIII. Mr. Cabell Expounds Himself
CABELL EXPOUNDS HIMSELF PERCY H. BOYNTON University of Chicago BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE James Branch Cabell was bor in Richmond, Virginia, in I879. ...
Beyond life; dizain des demiurges di James Branch Cabell ...
Tutto su Beyond life; dizain des demiurges di James Branch Cabell. librarything è un sito di catalogazione e socializzazione per gli amanti dei libri.
www.librarything.it/ work/ 355435
37 BALLYHOO, 1920' 1923 1918 3
James Branch Cabell had. derisively referred to Hecht as a mere 'ljongleurll;l and by 1922 Vernon L. Parrington had dismissed him as "a burnt-out rocket. ...
www.blackwell-synergy.com/ doi/ abs/ 10.1111/ j.0022-3840.1967.0101_37.x
Fantasy Centre - Second-Hand Reference Books for Sale
A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE WRITINGS OF JAMES BRANCH CABELL. ...... Essays on Ambrose Bierce, James Branch Cabell, Arthur Machen, wc Morrow and others. ...
www.fantasycentre.demon.co.uk/ booklists/ usedref.html
ARC Rare Books Murphy Library University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Between dawn and sunrise; selections from the writings of James Branch Cabell. New York: rm mcbride & company, 1930. Cabell, James Branch, 1879-1958. ...
www.uwlax.edu/ MURPHYLIBRARY/ departments/ Skeeters.html