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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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Tekijän teokset

Jurgen: A Comedy of Justice (1919) 995 kappaletta
Domnei: A Comedy of Woman-Worship (1913) 130 kappaletta
Chivalry : dizain des reines (1909) 109 kappaletta
The Cords of Vanity (1909) 82 kappaletta
These Restless Heads (1932) 74 kappaletta
Let Me Lie (1947) 42 kappaletta
The Devil's Own Dear Son (1949) 38 kappaletta
Smirt : an urbane nightmare (1934) 32 kappaletta
Smith: A Sylvan Interlude (1935) 29 kappaletta
Quiet, Please (1952) 21 kappaletta
The White Robe (1928) 20 kappaletta
Preface to the Past (1936) 19 kappaletta
Some of us; an essay in epitaphs (1930) 16 kappaletta
Sonnets from Antan (1929) 7 kappaletta
Poor Jack : A One-Act Play (2007) 7 kappaletta
The Judging of Jurgen 6 kappaletta
The Majors And Their Marriages (2011) 5 kappaletta
The American spectator year book (1934) — Toimittaja — 3 kappaletta
Heart Of Gold [story] 2 kappaletta
Actors All 2 kappaletta
In The Second April 2 kappaletta
L'incubo 2 kappaletta
Porcelain Cups 2 kappaletta
With a Copy of Jurgen (1923) 1 kappale
The Bookman, November-December 1919 — Avustaja; Toimittaja — 1 kappale
Of Ellen Glasgow 1 kappale
The Reviewer, Volume II, Numbers 1-6 (October 1921-March 1922) — Avustaja; Guest Editor — 1 kappale
Figures of Faith 1 kappale
Domnei 1 kappale
The Reviewer : Vol II, No. 3 (Dec. 1921) — Guest editor — 1 kappale
Simon's Hour 1 kappale
April's Message 1 kappale

Associated Works

The Worm Ouroboros (1922) — Esipuhe, eräät painokset2,244 kappaletta
The Wizards of Odd: Comic Tales of Fantasy (1996) — Avustaja — 618 kappaletta
Tales Before Tolkien: The Roots of Modern Fantasy (2003) — Avustaja — 597 kappaletta
Kuningatar Hanhenjalan ravintola (1892) — Johdanto, eräät painokset282 kappaletta
This Is My Best (1942) — Avustaja — 180 kappaletta
The Fantastic Imagination (1977) — Avustaja — 153 kappaletta
Great Short Stories of the World (1925) — Avustaja — 143 kappaletta
The Young Magicians (1969) — Avustaja — 138 kappaletta
An Anthology of Famous American Stories (1953) — Avustaja — 131 kappaletta
The World's Best (1944) — Avustaja — 90 kappaletta
Bedside Book of Famous American Stories (1936) — Avustaja — 66 kappaletta
A Treasury of American Literature Volume 2 (1948) — Avustaja — 56 kappaletta
A Treasury of American Literature [2-volume set] (1948) — Avustaja — 50 kappaletta
Weird Words: A Lovecraftian Lexicon (2009) — Avustaja — 39 kappaletta
Modern Essays (1921) — Avustaja — 34 kappaletta
Weird Fiction Review #5 (2015) — Avustaja — 25 kappaletta
Cabellian Harmonics (1928) — Johdanto — 23 kappaletta
A Round-Table in Poictesme: A Symposium (1924) — Avustaja — 21 kappaletta
Realms of wizardry (1976) — Avustaja — 20 kappaletta
The House of Lost Identity (1927) — Johdanto — 19 kappaletta
Southern writing, 1585-1920 (1970) — Avustaja — 14 kappaletta
A bibliography of the writings of James Branch Cabell (1924) — Esipuhe — 13 kappaletta
Aklo: A Volume of the Fantastic (1991) — Avustaja — 10 kappaletta
The American Twenties: a Literary Panorama (1952) — Avustaja — 10 kappaletta
Contemporary Trends, American Literature since 1914 (1946) — Avustaja — 9 kappaletta
O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1919 (1920) — Avustaja — 9 kappaletta
The Smart set; a history and anthology — Avustaja — 9 kappaletta
Phantasmagoria (1976) — Avustaja — 8 kappaletta
the pocket university volume xxii part I fiction (1922) — Avustaja — 8 kappaletta
The Smart Set Anthology (1934) — Avustaja — 7 kappaletta
Frances Newman's Letters (1929) — Johdanto — 6 kappaletta
Library of Southern Literature, Vol. II: Boyle-Clarke (1909) — Avustaja — 5 kappaletta
Modern writers at work (1930) — Avustaja — 5 kappaletta
1935 Essay Annual — Avustaja — 4 kappaletta
Famous recipes from old Virginia (1935) — Avustaja — 4 kappaletta
Legends of Virginia (1950) — jacket blurb, eräät painokset4 kappaletta
American Mercury: Facsimile Edition of Volume I (1984) — Avustaja — 4 kappaletta
Morrow's Almanack and Every Day Book For 1930 — Avustaja — 4 kappaletta
The Novel of tomorrow : and the scope of fiction (2010) — Avustaja — 3 kappaletta
Johan Bojer, the man and his works (1974) — Avustaja, eräät painokset2 kappaletta
The Atlantic, October 1946 — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
American Aphrodite (Volume One, Number Four) (1951) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
Die Zaubergärten (1969) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
Little Verses and Big Names — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
Saturday Evening Post, August 6, 1904 — Avustaja — 1 kappale
McBride's Magazine, September 1915 — Avustaja — 1 kappale
Saturday Evening Post, October 1, 1904 — Avustaja — 1 kappale
Saturday Evening Post, September 24, 1904 (1904) — Avustaja — 1 kappale
Second-hand Man — Avustaja — 1 kappale
Prize stories from Collier's, 5 volumes — Avustaja — 1 kappale
The Nation (September 12, 1953) — Avustaja — 1 kappale
Light O' Love: A Play in One Act (Classic Reprint) (2015) — Avustaja — 1 kappale
Saturday Evening Post, August 27, 1904 — Avustaja — 1 kappale
The Reviewer : Vol I, No. 8 (June 1, 1921) — Avustaja — 1 kappale
Ellen Glasgow (1928) — Avustaja — 1 kappale
Fellowship : December 1921 — Avustaja — 1 kappale
The art of narration — Avustaja — 1 kappale
Saturday Evening Post, September 10, 1904 — Avustaja — 1 kappale
Saturday Evening Post, September 3, 1904 — Avustaja — 1 kappale
Saturday Evening Post, August 20, 1904 — Avustaja — 1 kappale
American Mercury, August 1930 — Avustaja — 1 kappale
American Mercury, July 1931 — Avustaja — 1 kappale
The Dial, February 22, 1919 — Avustaja — 1 kappale
American Mercury, December 1951 — Avustaja — 1 kappale
The Nation — Avustaja — 1 kappale
The Jewel Merchants, in Lino-cuts — Avustaja — 1 kappale
Poetry Magazine Vol. 6 No. 5, August 1915 — Avustaja, eräät painokset1 kappale
The Red Book, November 1925 — Avustaja — 1 kappale
Saturday Evening Post, August 13, 1904 — Avustaja — 1 kappale
Gates of Life — jacket blurb, eräät painokset1 kappale
Abstracts from reviews of 'Ole Marster and other verses' — blurb, eräät painokset1 kappale
Direction, Vol 1 No 1 (Autumn 1934) — Avustaja — 1 kappale

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Muut nimet
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 (näytä kaikki 7)
Glasgow, Ellen (friend)
Cabell, Margaret Freeman (wife)
Munford, Beverley Bland (uncle)
Tompkins, Ellen Wilkins (cousin)
Harrison, Henry Sydnor (cousin)
Rives, Amelie (cousin) (näytä kaikki 12)
Cabell, James Alston (cousin)
Cabell, Isa Carrington (cousin)
Harrison, Norvell (cousin)
Christian, W. E. (cousin)
Bouve, Pauline Carrington (cousin)
Bowie, Walter Russell (cousin)
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
American Academy of Arts and Letters (Literature ∙ 1937)
Lyhyt elämäkerta
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?, The Rabble Discuss Cabell: James Branch Cabell &c (syyskuu 2022)
New digital project explores the life and legacy of James Branch Cabell, namesake of VCU’s library, The Rabble Discuss Cabell: James Branch Cabell &c (tammikuu 2022)
Cabell's original titles, The Rabble Discuss Cabell: James Branch Cabell &c (syyskuu 2021)
Cabell reference in science fiction story , The Rabble Discuss Cabell: James Branch Cabell &c (syyskuu 2021)
Gaiman's steal on Cabell, The Rabble Discuss Cabell: James Branch Cabell &c (heinäkuu 2021)
German ballad (1907) about a knight called Manuel, The Rabble Discuss Cabell: James Branch Cabell &c (tammikuu 2021)
"The Vampire," a First Story by Cabell, The Rabble Discuss Cabell: James Branch Cabell &c (joulukuu 2020)
Cabell's Heirs?, The Rabble Discuss Cabell: James Branch Cabell &c (marraskuu 2020)
Faulkner and james Branch Cabell, William Faulkner and his Literary Kin (lokakuuta 2020)
Happy 100th birthday Jurgen!, The Rabble Discuss Cabell: James Branch Cabell &c (syyskuu 2019)
Beyond Life, The Rabble Discuss Cabell: James Branch Cabell &c (tammikuu 2019)
Special Delivery (screening the mail), The Rabble Discuss Cabell: James Branch Cabell &c (marraskuu 2017)
Ecben and the Witch-Women (and a pendant), The Rabble Discuss Cabell: James Branch Cabell &c (lokakuuta 2013)
Illustrated Cabell Bibliography, The Rabble Discuss Cabell: James Branch Cabell &c (tammikuu 2013)
Dedicated to JBC, The Rabble Discuss Cabell: James Branch Cabell &c (joulukuu 2012)
Cabell articles on offer, The Rabble Discuss Cabell: James Branch Cabell &c (toukokuu 2011)
A new book called Jurgen, The Rabble Discuss Cabell: James Branch Cabell &c (maaliskuu 2011)
Musings on The Silver Stallion, The Rabble Discuss Cabell: James Branch Cabell &c (heinäkuu 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."
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Jon_Hansen | 4 muuta kirja-arvostelua | 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.… (lisätietoja)
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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.
… (lisätietoja)
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wreade1872 | 1 muu arvostelu | 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!"
… (lisätietoja)
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wreade1872 | Jul 25, 2022 |



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