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James Branch Cabell (1879–1958)

Autor(a) de Jurgen: A Comedy of Justice

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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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Obras por James Branch Cabell

Jurgen: A Comedy of Justice (1919) 1,010 exemplares
Domnei: A Comedy of Woman-Worship (1913) 133 exemplares
Chivalry : dizain des reines (1909) 112 exemplares
The Cords of Vanity (1909) 84 exemplares
These Restless Heads (1932) 76 exemplares
Let Me Lie (1947) 44 exemplares
The Devil's Own Dear Son (1949) 41 exemplares
Smirt : an urbane nightmare (1934) 34 exemplares
Smith: A Sylvan Interlude (1935) 31 exemplares
The White Robe (1928) 22 exemplares
Quiet, Please (1952) 21 exemplares
Preface to the Past (1936) 20 exemplares
Some of us; an essay in epitaphs (1930) 17 exemplares
Sonnets from Antan (1929) 8 exemplares
The Judging of Jurgen 8 exemplares
Poor Jack : A One-Act Play (2007) 7 exemplares
The American spectator year book (1934) — Editor — 3 exemplares
L'incubo 2 exemplares
Heart Of Gold [story] 2 exemplares
In The Second April 2 exemplares
Actors All 2 exemplares
Porcelain Cups 2 exemplares
Of Ellen Glasgow 2 exemplares
With a Copy of Jurgen (1923) 1 exemplar
The Reviewer, Volume II, Numbers 1-6 (October 1921-March 1922) — Contribuidor; Guest Editor — 1 exemplar
The Bookman, November-December 1919 — Contribuidor; Editor — 1 exemplar
"Music & Pigeons" 1 exemplar
The Ducal Audience 1 exemplar
Simon's Hour 1 exemplar
The Reviewer : Vol II, No. 3 (Dec. 1921) — Guest editor — 1 exemplar
Love At Martinmas 1 exemplar
April's Message 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Worm Ouroboros (1922) — Prefácio, algumas edições2,288 exemplares
The Wizards of Odd: Comic Tales of Fantasy (1996) — Contribuidor — 626 exemplares
Tales Before Tolkien: The Roots of Modern Fantasy (2003) — Contribuidor — 605 exemplares
At the Sign of the Queen Pédauque (1892) — Introdução, algumas edições285 exemplares
This Is My Best (1942) — Contribuidor — 185 exemplares
The Fantastic Imagination (1977) — Contribuidor — 154 exemplares
Great Short Stories of the World (1925) — Contribuidor — 142 exemplares
The Young Magicians (1969) — Contribuidor — 139 exemplares
An Anthology of Famous American Stories (1953) — Contribuidor — 133 exemplares
The World's Best (1944) — Contribuidor — 90 exemplares
Bedside Book of Famous American Stories (1936) — Contribuidor — 69 exemplares
A Treasury of American Literature Volume 2 (1948) — Contribuidor — 57 exemplares
A Treasury of American Literature [2-volume set] (1948) — Contribuidor — 50 exemplares
Weird Words: A Lovecraftian Lexicon (2009) — Contribuidor — 39 exemplares
Within the Hollow Hills: An Anthology of New Celtic Writing (1994) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
Modern Essays (1921) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
Weird Fiction Review #5 (2015) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
Cabellian Harmonics (1928) — Introdução — 23 exemplares
Realms of wizardry (1976) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
A Round-Table in Poictesme: A Symposium (1924) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
The House of Lost Identity (1927) — Introdução — 20 exemplares
Southern writing, 1585-1920 (1970) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
A bibliography of the writings of James Branch Cabell (1924) — Prefácio — 13 exemplares
Aklo: A Volume of the Fantastic (1991) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
The American Twenties: a Literary Panorama (1952) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Contemporary Trends, American Literature since 1914 (1946) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1919 (1920) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
The Smart set; a history and anthology — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Phantasmagoria (1976) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
the pocket university volume xxii part I fiction (1922) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
The Smart Set Anthology (1934) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Frances Newman's Letters (1929) — Introdução — 6 exemplares
Library of Southern Literature, Vol. II: Boyle-Clarke (1909) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Modern writers at work (1930) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
1935 Essay Annual — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Famous recipes from old Virginia (1935) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
The Romaunt of Manuel Pig-Tender : from the Quarto of 1559 (1931) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Legends of Virginia (1950) — jacket blurb, algumas edições4 exemplares
American Mercury: Facsimile Edition of Volume I (1984) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Morrow's Almanack and Every Day Book For 1930 — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
The Novel of tomorrow : and the scope of fiction (2010) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Johan Bojer, the man and his works (1974) — Contribuidor, algumas edições2 exemplares
The Atlantic, October 1946 — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
American Aphrodite (Volume One, Number Four) (1951) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Die Zaubergärten (1969) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Little Verses and Big Names — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Saturday Evening Post, August 6, 1904 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
McBride's Magazine, September 1915 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Saturday Evening Post, October 1, 1904 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Saturday Evening Post, September 24, 1904 (1904) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Second-hand Man — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Prize stories from Collier's, 5 volumes — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
The Nation (September 12, 1953) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Light O' Love: A Play in One Act (Classic Reprint) (2015) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Saturday Evening Post, August 27, 1904 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
The Reviewer : Vol I, No. 8 (June 1, 1921) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Ellen Glasgow (1928) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Fellowship : December 1921 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
The Art of Narration (1926) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Saturday Evening Post, September 10, 1904 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Saturday Evening Post, September 3, 1904 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Saturday Evening Post, August 20, 1904 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
American Mercury, August 1930 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
American Mercury, July 1931 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
The Dial, February 22, 1919 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
American Mercury, December 1951 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
The Nation — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
The Jewel Merchants, in Lino-cuts — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Poetry Magazine Vol. 6 No. 5, August 1915 — Contribuidor, algumas edições1 exemplar
The Red Book, November 1925 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Saturday Evening Post, August 13, 1904 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Virginia Quarterly Review, Vol 6 No 3 (July 1930) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
The Georgia Review, Vol VII No 3 (Fall 1953) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Gates of Life — jacket blurb, algumas edições1 exemplar
Abstracts from reviews of 'Ole Marster and other verses' — blurb, algumas edições1 exemplar
Direction, Vol 1 No 1 (Autumn 1934) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum

Outros nomes
Cabell, Branch
Washington, Burwell (pseudonym)
Jefferson, Henry Lee (pseudonym)
Anderson, Claiborne Hauks (pseudonym)
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Localização do túmulo
Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia, USA
Local de nascimento
Richmond, Virginia, USA
Local de falecimento
Richmond, Virginia, USA
Locais de residência
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 (mostrar todos 7)
Glasgow, Ellen (friend)
Cabell, Margaret Freeman (wife)
Munford, Beverley Bland (uncle)
Tompkins, Ellen Wilkins (cousin)
Harrison, Henry Sydnor (cousin)
Rives, Amelie (cousin) (mostrar todos 12)
Cabell, James Alston (cousin)
Cabell, Isa Carrington (cousin)
Harrison, Norvell (cousin)
Christian, W. E. (cousin)
Bouve, Pauline Carrington (cousin)
Bowie, Walter Russell (cousin)
Prémios e menções honrosas
American Academy of Arts and Letters (Literature ∙ 1937)

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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).



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German ballad (1907) about a knight called Manuel em The Rabble Discuss Cabell: James Branch Cabell &c (Janeiro 2021)
"The Vampire," a First Story by Cabell em The Rabble Discuss Cabell: James Branch Cabell &c (Dezembro 2020)
Cabell's Heirs? em The Rabble Discuss Cabell: James Branch Cabell &c (Novembro 2020)
Faulkner and james Branch Cabell em William Faulkner and his Literary Kin (Outubro 2020)
Happy 100th birthday Jurgen! em The Rabble Discuss Cabell: James Branch Cabell &c (Setembro 2019)
Beyond Life em The Rabble Discuss Cabell: James Branch Cabell &c (Janeiro 2019)
Special Delivery (screening the mail) em The Rabble Discuss Cabell: James Branch Cabell &c (Novembro 2017)
Ecben and the Witch-Women (and a pendant) em The Rabble Discuss Cabell: James Branch Cabell &c (Outubro 2013)
Illustrated Cabell Bibliography em The Rabble Discuss Cabell: James Branch Cabell &c (Janeiro 2013)
Dedicated to JBC em The Rabble Discuss Cabell: James Branch Cabell &c (Dezembro 2012)
Cabell articles on offer em The Rabble Discuss Cabell: James Branch Cabell &c (Maio 2011)
A new book called Jurgen em The Rabble Discuss Cabell: James Branch Cabell &c (Março 2011)
Musings on The Silver Stallion em The Rabble Discuss Cabell: James Branch Cabell &c (Julho 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 outras críticas | 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.… (mais)
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.
… (mais)
wreade1872 | 1 outra crítica | 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!"
… (mais)
wreade1872 | Jul 25, 2022 |



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