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James Branch Cabell (1879–1958)

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James Branch Cabell (1879-1956) is best known for his tales of the imaginary land of Poictesme, where chivalry and galantry live on
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Verk av James Branch Cabell

Jurgen : en komedi om rättvisa (1919) 995 exemplar
Silverhingsten : en komedi (1926) 398 exemplar
Chivalry : dizain des reines (1909) 109 exemplar
The Cords of Vanity (1909) 82 exemplar
These Restless Heads (1932) 74 exemplar
Let Me Lie (1947) 42 exemplar
The Devil's Own Dear Son (1949) 38 exemplar
Smirt : an urbane nightmare (1934) 32 exemplar
Smith: A Sylvan Interlude (1935) 29 exemplar
Quiet, Please (1952) 21 exemplar
The White Robe (1928) 20 exemplar
Preface to the Past (1936) 19 exemplar
Sonnets from Antan (1929) 7 exemplar
Poor Jack : A One-Act Play (2007) 7 exemplar
The American spectator year book (1934) — Redaktör — 3 exemplar
Actors All 2 exemplar
L'incubo 2 exemplar
Porcelain Cups 2 exemplar
With a Copy of Jurgen (1923) 1 exemplar
The Bookman, November-December 1919 — Bidragsgivare; Redaktör — 1 exemplar
"Music & Pigeons" 1 exemplar
Of Ellen Glasgow 1 exemplar
The Reviewer, Volume II, Numbers 1-6 (October 1921-March 1922) — Bidragsgivare; Guest Editor — 1 exemplar
Figures of Faith 1 exemplar
Domnei 1 exemplar
Love At Martinmas 1 exemplar
The Reviewer : Vol II, No. 3 (Dec. 1921) — Guest editor — 1 exemplar
Simon's Hour 1 exemplar
April's Message 1 exemplar
The Ducal Audience 1 exemplar

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The Worm Ouroboros (1922) — Förord, vissa utgåvor2,244 exemplar
The Wizards of Odd: Comic Tales of Fantasy (1996) — Bidragsgivare — 618 exemplar
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This Is My Best (1942) — Bidragsgivare — 180 exemplar
The Fantastic Imagination (1977) — Bidragsgivare — 153 exemplar
Great Short Stories of the World (1925) — Bidragsgivare — 143 exemplar
The Young Magicians (1969) — Bidragsgivare — 138 exemplar
An Anthology of Famous American Stories (1953) — Bidragsgivare — 131 exemplar
The World's Best (1944) — Bidragsgivare — 90 exemplar
Bedside Book of Famous American Stories (1936) — Bidragsgivare — 66 exemplar
A Treasury of American Literature Volume 2 (1948) — Bidragsgivare — 56 exemplar
A Treasury of American Literature [2-volume set] (1948) — Bidragsgivare — 50 exemplar
Weird Words: A Lovecraftian Lexicon (2009) — Bidragsgivare — 39 exemplar
Modern Essays (1921) — Bidragsgivare — 34 exemplar
Within the Hollow Hills: An Anthology of New Celtic Writing (1994) — Bidragsgivare — 32 exemplar
Weird Fiction Review #5 (2015) — Bidragsgivare — 25 exemplar
Cabellian Harmonics (1928) — Inledning — 23 exemplar
A Round-Table in Poictesme: A Symposium (1924) — Bidragsgivare — 21 exemplar
Realms of wizardry (1976) — Bidragsgivare — 20 exemplar
The House of Lost Identity (1927) — Inledning — 19 exemplar
Southern writing, 1585-1920 (1970) — Bidragsgivare — 14 exemplar
A bibliography of the writings of James Branch Cabell (1924) — Förord — 13 exemplar
Aklo: A Volume of the Fantastic (1991) — Bidragsgivare — 10 exemplar
The American Twenties: a Literary Panorama (1952) — Bidragsgivare — 10 exemplar
Contemporary Trends, American Literature since 1914 (1946) — Bidragsgivare — 9 exemplar
O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1919 (1920) — Bidragsgivare — 9 exemplar
The Smart set; a history and anthology — Bidragsgivare — 9 exemplar
Phantasmagoria (1976) — Bidragsgivare — 8 exemplar
the pocket university volume xxii part I fiction (1922) — Bidragsgivare — 8 exemplar
The Smart Set Anthology (1934) — Bidragsgivare — 7 exemplar
Frances Newman's Letters (1929) — Inledning — 6 exemplar
Library of Southern Literature, Vol. II: Boyle-Clarke (1909) — Bidragsgivare — 5 exemplar
Modern writers at work (1930) — Bidragsgivare — 5 exemplar
1935 Essay Annual — Bidragsgivare — 4 exemplar
Famous recipes from old Virginia (1935) — Bidragsgivare — 4 exemplar
The Romaunt of Manuel Pig-Tender : from the Quarto of 1559 (1931) — Bidragsgivare — 4 exemplar
Legends of Virginia (1950) — jacket blurb, vissa utgåvor4 exemplar
American Mercury: Facsimile Edition of Volume I (1984) — Bidragsgivare — 4 exemplar
Morrow's Almanack and Every Day Book For 1930 — Bidragsgivare — 4 exemplar
The Novel of tomorrow : and the scope of fiction (2010) — Bidragsgivare — 3 exemplar
Johan Bojer, the man and his works (1974) — Bidragsgivare, vissa utgåvor2 exemplar
The Atlantic, October 1946 — Bidragsgivare — 2 exemplar
American Aphrodite (Volume One, Number Four) (1951) — Bidragsgivare — 2 exemplar
Die Zaubergärten (1969) — Bidragsgivare — 2 exemplar
Little Verses and Big Names — Bidragsgivare — 2 exemplar
Saturday Evening Post, August 6, 1904 — Bidragsgivare — 1 exemplar
McBride's Magazine, September 1915 — Bidragsgivare — 1 exemplar
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The Reviewer : Vol I, No. 8 (June 1, 1921) — Bidragsgivare — 1 exemplar
Ellen Glasgow (1928) — Bidragsgivare — 1 exemplar
Fellowship : December 1921 — Bidragsgivare — 1 exemplar
The art of narration — Bidragsgivare — 1 exemplar
Saturday Evening Post, September 10, 1904 — Bidragsgivare — 1 exemplar
Saturday Evening Post, September 3, 1904 — Bidragsgivare — 1 exemplar
Saturday Evening Post, August 20, 1904 — Bidragsgivare — 1 exemplar
The Golden Book Magazine, Vol IX No 43 (June 1929) — Bidragsgivare — 1 exemplar
American Mercury, August 1930 — Bidragsgivare — 1 exemplar
American Mercury, July 1931 — Bidragsgivare — 1 exemplar
The Dial, February 22, 1919 — Bidragsgivare — 1 exemplar
American Mercury, December 1951 — Bidragsgivare — 1 exemplar
The Nation — Bidragsgivare — 1 exemplar
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Poetry Magazine Vol. 6 No. 5, August 1915 — Bidragsgivare, vissa utgåvor1 exemplar
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Allmänna fakta

Andra namn
Cabell, Branch
Washington, Burwell (pseudonym)
Jefferson, Henry Lee (pseudonym)
Anderson, Claiborne Hauks (pseudonym)
Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia, USA
Richmond, Virginia, USA
Richmond, Virginia, USA
Richmond, Virginia, USA
New York, New York, USA
St. Augustine, Florida, USA
Williamsburg, Virginia, USA
College of William and Mary (BA|1898)
short-story writer
editor (visa alla 7)
Glasgow, Ellen (friend)
Cabell, Margaret Freeman (wife)
Munford, Beverley Bland (uncle)
Tompkins, Ellen Wilkins (cousin)
Harrison, Henry Sydnor (cousin)
Rives, Amelie (cousin) (visa alla 12)
Cabell, James Alston (cousin)
Cabell, Isa Carrington (cousin)
Harrison, Norvell (cousin)
Christian, W. E. (cousin)
Bouve, Pauline Carrington (cousin)
Bowie, Walter Russell (cousin)
Priser och utmärkelser
American Academy of Arts and Letters (Literature ∙ 1937)
Kort biografi
Cabell, Branch - (James Branch Cabell)kăˈbəl, 1879–1958, American novelist, b. Richmond, Va., grad. William and Mary, 1898. "As a mnemonic for the pronunciation of his name, he wrote: 'Tell the rabble / My name is Cabell.' (2004, F Brett Cox, editor)" After various experiences as a journalist and as a clerk for a coal mining company he began writing fiction. His early works, which are sophisticated novels deriding conventional history, include Gallantry (1907), Chivalry (1909), and The Rivet in Grandfather's Neck (1915). Many of Cabell's most popular novels are set in the imaginary medieval kingdom of Poictesme; among these are The Cream of the Jest (1917), Jurgen (1919)—Cabell's most famous work because of its attempted suppression on charges of obscenity—and The Silver Stallion (1926). Cabell's novels are usually pointedly antirealistic, and many of them can be considered moral allegories. Although he was enormously popular in the 1920s, his highly artifical prose style and subject matter lost favor with critics and public alike by the 1930s. His nonfiction writing includes Beyond Life (1919), The St. Johns (with A. J. Hanna, 1943), and Let Me Lie (1947).



Notes and Translations on Chivalry? i The Rabble Discuss Cabell: James Branch Cabell &c (september 2022)
New digital project explores the life and legacy of James Branch Cabell, namesake of VCU’s library i The Rabble Discuss Cabell: James Branch Cabell &c (januari 2022)
Cabell's original titles i The Rabble Discuss Cabell: James Branch Cabell &c (september 2021)
Cabell reference in science fiction story i The Rabble Discuss Cabell: James Branch Cabell &c (september 2021)
Gaiman's steal on Cabell i The Rabble Discuss Cabell: James Branch Cabell &c (juli 2021)
German ballad (1907) about a knight called Manuel i The Rabble Discuss Cabell: James Branch Cabell &c (januari 2021)
"The Vampire," a First Story by Cabell i The Rabble Discuss Cabell: James Branch Cabell &c (december 2020)
Cabell's Heirs? i The Rabble Discuss Cabell: James Branch Cabell &c (november 2020)
Faulkner and james Branch Cabell i William Faulkner and his Literary Kin (oktober 2020)
Happy 100th birthday Jurgen! i The Rabble Discuss Cabell: James Branch Cabell &c (september 2019)
Beyond Life i The Rabble Discuss Cabell: James Branch Cabell &c (januari 2019)
Special Delivery (screening the mail) i The Rabble Discuss Cabell: James Branch Cabell &c (november 2017)
Ecben and the Witch-Women (and a pendant) i The Rabble Discuss Cabell: James Branch Cabell &c (oktober 2013)
Illustrated Cabell Bibliography i The Rabble Discuss Cabell: James Branch Cabell &c (januari 2013)
Dedicated to JBC i The Rabble Discuss Cabell: James Branch Cabell &c (december 2012)
Cabell articles on offer i The Rabble Discuss Cabell: James Branch Cabell &c (maj 2011)
A new book called Jurgen i The Rabble Discuss Cabell: James Branch Cabell &c (mars 2011)
Musings on The Silver Stallion i The Rabble Discuss Cabell: James Branch Cabell &c (juli 2010)


"Ah, your highness, let us not speak of my death, for it is a death which you would deplore."
"Would I deplore your death?" Orléans' head was now cocked until it lay almost on his left shoulder. "It is a fact of which I am not wholly persuaded."
Jon_Hansen | 4 andra recensioner | Nov 14, 2023 |
This book collects the prefaces to all of the books in Cabell's Storisende edition of his work. As such, I didn't think at first that it would be worth getting. But the Storisende edition itself has its prefaces printed in difficult-to-read italics -- and it's also difficult to find every last volume -- so I decided to try it. It provides a more or less coherent summary of what Cabell thought he was doing with each of his books. Or, at least, what Cabell says he was trying to do; he is nothing if not an unreliable narrator. Perhaps it's better to say that it works as a coherent plan of the Storisende edition and why he laid it out as he did. He also succumbed to the urge to re-revise, apparently, in that he added some material that had been printed elsewhere. If someone is going to read all of Cabell, it's a useful book.… (mer)
rpuchalsky | Oct 10, 2022 |
A one act play Cabell adapted from one of his short stories (Balthazar's Daughter), done for some local theatre. Apparently it was heavily rewritten with input from the actors and producer. I'm not sure which book the original story is collected in but i have read it and this is pretty similar to my recollection.

However there was an odd emphasis on the heroine being horrified by the fact the Duke was slightly dark skinned.. maybe i'm giving Cabell too much credit but i don't think that is in his solo version.

Still i wouldn't really recommend this even for the Cabell enthusiasts since its repeated elsewhere and in a purer Cabellian fashion.
… (mer)
wreade1872 | 1 annan recension | Jul 25, 2022 |
"...where she would tantalize me nightly, from her balcony, after the example of the Veronese lady in Shakespeare's spirited tragedy, which she prodigiously admired.
As concerns myself, a reasonable liking for romance had been of late somewhat tempered by the inclemency of the weather and the obvious unfriendliness of the dog; but there is no resisting a lady's commands..."

Yet another in the long line of Cabell’s historical romance short story collections. Its all filigree and artificiality but completely self-aware both from the authorial point of view and that of its characters who are generally quite practical at heart regardless of their pretensions for high romance.

Each story is presented like a scene from a play to add to the idea of life as stage sort of thing. Unlike most of Cabell’s story collections which are spread throughout time this one is much more connected with each tale leading on from the one before.
So a side-character in one will be the main character in the next, or the villain in one might be the hero in the following.
Personally i prefer the more historically spread collections but this format does allow you to see a different perspective on some of the previous stories and characters.

I think its probably the nicest of Cabell’s works. Usually the ratio of sweet to bitter in Cabell’s books is about 50/50 or worse but this is more like 80/20.
Its very nicely written but its happily-ever-afterness did start to grate on me a bit, of course my favourite Cabell so far is Figures of Earth, probably his bitterest work :P .

After i finished the final proper chapter it was still going to be 4-stars but probably the Cabell work i would have least liked to reread.
However the afterpiece really brings everything together and actually makes me want to reread the whole thing again keeping in mind the effect of the whole rather than seeing it as a series of tales.

"...and my children will be reared on moral aphorisms and rational food, with me as a handy example of everything they should avoid. Deuce take it, Amalia," he added, "a father must in common decency furnish an example to his children!"
… (mer)
wreade1872 | Jul 25, 2022 |



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Burton Rascoe Contributor, Dedicatee
Edward Wagenknecht Editor, Foreword
Guy Holt Contributor, Introduction
Carl Van Vechten Introduction, Contributor
Joseph Hergesheimer Contributor, Introduction
Marjorie L. Burke Introduction
H. L. Mencken Contributor, Introduction
Edwin Bjorkman Contributor, Introduction
Fabrizio Clerici Illustrator
A. L. S. Wood Contributor
Julia M. Peterkin Contributor
Beatrice Washburn Contributor
Ben Ray Redman Contributor
Cale Young Rice Contributor
Amelie Rives Contributor
Frances Newman Contributor
Marion Skerten Contributor
George Sterling Contributor
Louis Untermeyer Contributor
Marx G. Sabel Contributor
Robert Nathan Contributor
Charles De Garis Contributor
Hansell Baugh Contributor
Jesse Lee Bennett Contributor
Barrett H. Clark Contributor
Babette Deutsch Contributor
John Galsworthy Contributor
Douglas Goldring Contributor
Gunnar Harte Contributor
Mary Johnston Contributor
Archer G. Jones Contributor
Gene Donald Contributor
Lin Carter Introduction
Frank C Pape Illustrator, Cover artist
Mike Foreman Cover artist
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Howard Koslow Cover artist
Howard Pyle Illustrator
Marta Perez Translator
Michael Titterton Cover artist
Hugh Walpole Introduction
Bob Blaisdell Introduction
Ray F. Coyle Illustrator
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