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James Branch Cabell (1879–1958)

Autor/a de Jurgen: A Comedy of Justice

231+ obres 5,203 Membres 105 Ressenyes 38 preferits

Sobre l'autor

James Branch Cabell (1879-1956) is best known for his tales of the imaginary land of Poictesme, where chivalry and galantry live on
Crèdit de la imatge: Carl Van Vechten


Obres de James Branch Cabell

Jurgen: A Comedy of Justice (1919) 1,016 exemplars
Domnei: A Comedy of Woman-Worship (1913) 133 exemplars
Chivalry : dizain des reines (1909) 111 exemplars
The Cords of Vanity (1909) 84 exemplars
These Restless Heads (1932) 76 exemplars
Let Me Lie (1947) 44 exemplars
The Devil's Own Dear Son (1949) 41 exemplars
Smirt : an urbane nightmare (1934) 34 exemplars
Smith: A Sylvan Interlude (1935) 31 exemplars
Quiet, Please (1952) 22 exemplars
The White Robe (1928) 22 exemplars
Preface to the Past (1936) 21 exemplars
Sonnets from Antan (1929) 8 exemplars
Poor Jack : A One-Act Play (2007) 7 exemplars
The American spectator year book (1934) — Editor — 3 exemplars
L'incubo 2 exemplars
In The Second April 2 exemplars
Actors All 2 exemplars
Porcelain Cups 2 exemplars
Of Ellen Glasgow 2 exemplars
With a Copy of Jurgen (1923) 1 exemplars
The Reviewer, Volume II, Numbers 1-6 (October 1921-March 1922) — Col·laborador; Guest Editor — 1 exemplars
The Bookman, November-December 1919 — Col·laborador; Editor — 1 exemplars
James Branch Cabell 1 exemplars
Music & Pigeons 1 exemplars
The Ducal Audience 1 exemplars
Simon's Hour 1 exemplars
The Reviewer : Vol II, No. 3 (Dec. 1921) — Guest editor — 1 exemplars
Love At Martinmas 1 exemplars
April's Message 1 exemplars

Obres associades

The Worm Ouroboros (1922) — Prefaci, algunes edicions2,313 exemplars
The Wizards of Odd: Comic Tales of Fantasy (1996) — Col·laborador — 633 exemplars
Tales Before Tolkien: The Roots of Modern Fantasy (2003) — Col·laborador — 617 exemplars
At the Sign of the Queen Pédauque (1892) — Introducció, algunes edicions289 exemplars
This Is My Best (1942) — Col·laborador — 188 exemplars
The Fantastic Imagination (1977) — Col·laborador — 155 exemplars
Great Short Stories of the World (1925) — Col·laborador — 145 exemplars
An Anthology of Famous American Stories (1953) — Col·laborador — 140 exemplars
The Young Magicians (1969) — Col·laborador — 139 exemplars
The World's Best (1944) — Col·laborador — 90 exemplars
Bedside Book of Famous American Stories (1936) — Col·laborador — 72 exemplars
A Treasury of American Literature Volume 2 (1948) — Col·laborador — 57 exemplars
A Treasury of American Literature [2-volume set] (1948) — Col·laborador — 50 exemplars
Weird Words: A Lovecraftian Lexicon (2009) — Col·laborador — 39 exemplars
Within the Hollow Hills: An Anthology of New Celtic Writing (1994) — Col·laborador — 33 exemplars
Modern Essays (1921) — Col·laborador — 33 exemplars
Weird Fiction Review #5 (2015) — Col·laborador — 25 exemplars
Cabellian Harmonics (1928) — Introducció — 23 exemplars
Realms of wizardry (1976) — Col·laborador — 21 exemplars
A Round-Table in Poictesme: A Symposium (1924) — Col·laborador — 21 exemplars
The House of Lost Identity (1927) — Introducció — 20 exemplars
Southern writing, 1585-1920 (1970) — Col·laborador — 14 exemplars
A bibliography of the writings of James Branch Cabell (1924) — Pròleg — 13 exemplars
Aklo: A Volume of the Fantastic (1991) — Col·laborador — 10 exemplars
The American Twenties: a Literary Panorama (1952) — Col·laborador — 10 exemplars
Contemporary Trends, American Literature since 1914 (1946) — Col·laborador — 9 exemplars
O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1919 (1919) — Col·laborador — 9 exemplars
The Smart set; a history and anthology — Col·laborador — 9 exemplars
Phantasmagoria (1976) — Col·laborador — 8 exemplars
the pocket university volume xxii part I fiction (1922) — Col·laborador — 8 exemplars
The Smart Set Anthology (1934) — Col·laborador — 7 exemplars
Frances Newman's Letters (1929) — Introducció — 6 exemplars
Modern writers at work (1930) — Col·laborador — 5 exemplars
Library of Southern Literature, Vol. II: Boyle-Clarke (1909) — Col·laborador — 5 exemplars
Famous recipes from old Virginia (1935) — Col·laborador — 4 exemplars
30 Eternal Masterpieces of Humorous Stories (2017) — Col·laborador — 4 exemplars
1935 Essay Annual — Col·laborador — 4 exemplars
Legends of Virginia (1950) — jacket blurb, algunes edicions4 exemplars
American Mercury: Facsimile Edition of Volume I (1984) — Col·laborador — 4 exemplars
The Romaunt of Manuel Pig-Tender : from the Quarto of 1559 (1931) — Col·laborador — 4 exemplars
Morrow's Almanack and Every Day Book For 1930 — Col·laborador — 4 exemplars
The Novel of tomorrow : and the scope of fiction (2010) — Col·laborador — 3 exemplars
Little Verses and Big Names — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars
Die Zaubergärten (1969) — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars
American Aphrodite (Volume One, Number Four) (1951) — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars
The Atlantic, October 1946 — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars
Johan Bojer, the man and his works (1974) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions2 exemplars
Saturday Evening Post, August 6, 1904 — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
McBride's Magazine, September 1915 — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
Second-hand Man — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
Prize stories from Collier's, 5 volumes — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
The Nation (September 12, 1953) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
Light O' Love: A Play in One Act (Classic Reprint) (2015) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
Saturday Evening Post, September 24, 1904 (1904) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
The Reviewer : Vol I, No. 8 (June 1, 1921) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
Ellen Glasgow (1928) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
Fellowship : December 1921 — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
The Art of Narration (1926) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
Saturday Evening Post, October 1, 1904 — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
Saturday Evening Post, August 13, 1904 — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
Saturday Evening Post, September 10, 1904 — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
The Red Book, November 1925 — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
American Mercury, August 1930 — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
American Mercury, July 1931 — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
The Dial, February 22, 1919 — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
American Mercury, December 1951 — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
The Nation — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
Poetry Magazine Vol. 6 No. 5, August 1915 — Col·laborador, algunes edicions1 exemplars
The Golden Book Magazine, Vol II No 10 (October 1925) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
The Golden Book Magazine, Vol IX No 43 (June 1929) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
Virginia Quarterly Review, Vol 6 No 3 (July 1930) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
Saturday Evening Post, August 27, 1904 — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
The Georgia Review, Vol VII No 3 (Fall 1953) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
Gates of Life — jacket blurb, algunes edicions1 exemplars
Abstracts from reviews of 'Ole Marster and other verses' — blurb, algunes edicions1 exemplars
The Jewel Merchants, in Lino-cuts — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
Saturday Evening Post, September 3, 1904 — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
Saturday Evening Post, August 20, 1904 — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
Direction, Vol 1 No 1 (Autumn 1934) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Altres noms
Cabell, Branch
Washington, Burwell (pseudonym)
Jefferson, Henry Lee (pseudonym)
Anderson, Claiborne Hauks (pseudonym)
Data de naixement
Data de defunció
Lloc d'enterrament
Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia, USA
Lloc de naixement
Richmond, Virginia, USA
Lloc de defunció
Richmond, Virginia, USA
Llocs de residència
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 (mostra-les totes 7)
Glasgow, Ellen (friend)
Cabell, Margaret Freeman (wife)
Munford, Beverley Bland (uncle)
Tompkins, Ellen Wilkins (cousin)
Harrison, Henry Sydnor (cousin)
Rives, Amelie (cousin) (mostra-les totes 12)
Cabell, James Alston (cousin)
Cabell, Isa Carrington (cousin)
Harrison, Norvell (cousin)
Christian, W. E. (cousin)
Bouve, Pauline Carrington (cousin)
Bowie, Walter Russell (cousin)
Premis i honors
American Academy of Arts and Letters (Literature ∙ 1937)
Biografia breu
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? a The Rabble Discuss Cabell: James Branch Cabell &c (setembre 2022)
Cabell's original titles a The Rabble Discuss Cabell: James Branch Cabell &c (setembre 2021)
Cabell reference in science fiction story a The Rabble Discuss Cabell: James Branch Cabell &c (setembre 2021)
Gaiman's steal on Cabell a The Rabble Discuss Cabell: James Branch Cabell &c (juliol 2021)
German ballad (1907) about a knight called Manuel a The Rabble Discuss Cabell: James Branch Cabell &c (gener 2021)
"The Vampire," a First Story by Cabell a The Rabble Discuss Cabell: James Branch Cabell &c (desembre 2020)
Cabell's Heirs? a The Rabble Discuss Cabell: James Branch Cabell &c (novembre 2020)
Faulkner and james Branch Cabell a William Faulkner and his Literary Kin (octubre 2020)
Happy 100th birthday Jurgen! a The Rabble Discuss Cabell: James Branch Cabell &c (setembre 2019)
Beyond Life a The Rabble Discuss Cabell: James Branch Cabell &c (gener 2019)
Special Delivery (screening the mail) a The Rabble Discuss Cabell: James Branch Cabell &c (novembre 2017)
Ecben and the Witch-Women (and a pendant) a The Rabble Discuss Cabell: James Branch Cabell &c (octubre 2013)
Illustrated Cabell Bibliography a The Rabble Discuss Cabell: James Branch Cabell &c (gener 2013)
Dedicated to JBC a The Rabble Discuss Cabell: James Branch Cabell &c (desembre 2012)
Cabell articles on offer a The Rabble Discuss Cabell: James Branch Cabell &c (maig 2011)
A new book called Jurgen a The Rabble Discuss Cabell: James Branch Cabell &c (març 2011)
Musings on The Silver Stallion a The Rabble Discuss Cabell: James Branch Cabell &c (juliol 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 | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | 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.… (més)
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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.
… (més)
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wreade1872 | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | 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!"
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wreade1872 | Jul 25, 2022 |



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