James Branch Cabell

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United States writer of satirical novels (1879-1958)


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Philistia: James Branch Cabell, Figures of Earth, 1921
(5.) James Branch Cabell, Jurgen: A Comedy of Justice (New York, 1922), 261, 253-54.
Holt also recalled a little jingle in the Chicago Tribune about the various ways people mispronounced the name of another American author, James Branch Cabell, who pronounced his name to rhyme with gabble: I do not like you, J.
Chapter Two addresses the role of self-deception in the works of James Branch Cabell. In Cabell's work, the reader sees the same preoccupation with humanity's ability to endorse appearances over reality as in Don Quixote.
Objections that the story is not sufficiently rationalized they see as especially willful, for a book visibly marked as a moral fable or fairy tale in which SF only supplies the "furniture." Attempts to find consistency amid its contradictions may also be doomed from the start, since Heinlein was writing in the shadow of James Branch Cabell.
Having set up her argument, Gines turns to close readings of texts by Mark Twain, James Branch Cabell, William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, and Walker Percy.
Its history is half romance, and its secret god is James Branch Cabell's "demi-urge," the myth-maker, the dream-weaver.
Vollmann knows doubles are not the original, yet he begs off from more public service by quoting James Branch Cabell in The Atlas's Compiler's Note: "Toward no one of those pre-eminent topics of my era do I feel incited to direct an intelligent and broad-minded concern." The only person in this book who makes thoughtful and rebellious noise, an Australian Aborigine, is dismissed by V-man as a graceless "ideologue" with "heavy thoughts." V-man might say, "What can you expect from me, a guy like Atlas, a defeated warrior with the weight of the world on his shoulders?" Vollmann could say, "Neither the Compiler nor V-man is playing with the same full deck I have.
It was a means for the poor student to go to Europe; and it enabled James Branch Cabell, for example, a young man from the University of Virginia, to pursue the genealogical research in France that later made him celebrated as the author of Jurgen.
Other books published this year included America's Coming-of-Age by Van Wyck Brooks, nonfiction; The Rivet in Grandfather's Neck by James Branch Cabell, a novel; The Song of the Lark, a novel by Willa Cather; Verse, a posthumous collection by Adelaide Crapsey; The Genius by Theodore Dreiser, a novel; Bib Ballads by Ring Lardner, the author's first book, a minor collection of verse; Dreams and Dust by Don Marquis, poetry; The Song of Hugh Glass by John G.
a novel by <IR> JAMES BRANCH CABELL </IR> , which became a cause celebre and established the author's fame.
Eddison, James Branch Cabell, and doubtless quite a lot more.