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James Branch Cabell

James Branch Cabell The American author editor Van Doren traces the life of James Branch Cabell Today Cabell is recognized by some as one of the st contemporary writers from the South He s also noted for his unique a

  • Title: James Branch Cabell
  • Author: Carl Van Doren
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 382
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The American author editor, Van Doren, traces the life of James Branch Cabell Today, Cabell is recognized by some as one of the 1st contemporary writers from the South He s also noted for his unique ability to blend classic myths legends with his own imagination is considered a pioneer of fantasy writing.Cabell MinorCabell MajorScholiaBibliography

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    1. This is a literary biography of one of the most peculiar writers in North American history. Popular in the twenties, Cabell is little read today, but those who enjoy the creative imaginations of writers like Borges and Lovecraft, writers who combine a certain erudition with a penchant for mythologization, who creatively mix facts with fiction, are advised to check him out, starting with his Jurgen. Van Doren's exposition of Cabell's work avoids biography almost entirely. Instead, it is a critica [...]

    2. "There are more arguments to prove that James Branch Cabell is a legend than to prove that he is a fact." The perfect opening to a charming little book on the great romancer. As criticism it can do little more than restate Cabell's own explanations of his scheme and attitude, but no matter - a restatement and a celebration is sufficient. I have read more Cabell than most people, but the extensive quotations here make me hunger for the rest, and to reread what I have read - which hunger can of co [...]

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