James Branch Cabell died of a cerebral hemorrhage at his home in Richmond on May 5, 1958, and was buried in the graveyard of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Henrico County. Sewn perfect bound for longer life. We are professionally publishing these works using the classic text and artwork. Hardcover Wildside Press 2003-08-25 New from Amazon: or used via AbeBooks: U. Cabell's next novels, such as The High Place 1923 , The Silver Stallion 1926 , and Something about Eve 1927 , enjoyed critical and commercial success.
The Cream of the Jest 1917 , one of Cabell's best and most important works, was the first to draw serious critical attention. And such distinction is impossible in the long progress of suns, whereby in thought to separate the personality of any one man from all others that have lived, becomes a task to stagger Omniscience. James Branch Cabell rhymes with rabble is in my opinion the single most underrated great American writer. Fold-outs if any not included. The spine may show signs of wear. After 1935 Cabell resided in relative obscurity in Richmond and spent vacations in Saint Augustine, Florida.
Beyond Life by James Branch Cabell The tabulations above only include editions of this title still available new from at least one Amazon division; there may well be other editions, perhaps many,that are now out of print, and so are not included above. Cabell published the first results of his research in Branchiana: Being a Partial Account of the Branch Family in Virginia 1907. He had some newspaper experience in Richmond and on the New York Herald, and began publishing in 1904. Izzit a tease or a testament? His most comprehensive project, however, is the sprawling, eighteen-volume collection known as the Biography of the Life of Manuel 1927—1930 , of which Jurgen is a part. No, all that which I do here or refrain from doing lacks clarity, nor can I detect any symmetry anywhere, such as living would assuredly display, I think, if my progress were directed by any particular motive. Mencken, Edmund Wilson, and Sinclair Lewis. You can do a search on Abebooks for used copies of all editions of this title which will include any already listed above ; the results will be returned sorted as lowest-price-first lowest total price--meaning price plus shipping.
As I do, you observe, I say! Beyond Life by James Branch Cabell. In the event of a problem we guarantee full refund. Some of his novels enjoy a cult status in the science fiction and fantasy field, and in the latter decades of the twentieth century some critics attempted to reassess him in the light of post-Modernism by exploring his work as a precursor to the fantastic satire of the 1960s and 1970s. This print on demand book is printed on high quality acid-free paper. Each page is checked manually before printing.
Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. James Branch Cabell, born in Richmond, Virginia, in 1879, graduated from William and Mary College in 1898. However, his translation of Das weiße Gewand The White Robe was published in Joachim Körber's Das große Lesebuch der klassischen Fantasy, 1998. Each page is checked manually before printing. For a conservative southern gentleman, Cabell led a life curiously marked by scandal.
Thomas Inge and Edgar E. Dust jacket: Olive green cloth, black lettering and decorations see image above. And with the rest of my fellows, I find that convention orders all our dealings, even with children, and we do and say what seems more or less expected. The image if shown any is for reference only so that you can be sure of the book title before buying. It seems to me that many actions of my life were beautiful, very long ago, when I was young in an evanished world of friendly girls, who were all more lovely than any girl is nowadays.
It must be one of the greatest rants ever published. The content of this print on demand book has not been changed. Its point of view is deftly sharpened, its manner is urbane and charming, without posture or allegorical pseudo-romantics. There were how many dynasties of Pharaohs, each one of whom was absolute lord of the known world, and is to-day forgotten? Cabell translated from the Storisende Edition, 1927 verso blank ; 17 fly-title; 18 quotation; 19-292 text; 293 fly-title: Anmerkungen verso blank ; 295-317 annotations verso blank ; 319 fly-title: Nachwort; 320 quotation; 321-334 Nachwort by Michael Plogmann, 1 blank leaf. I hesitate to call this book 'great', not because it's largely composed of idiosyncratic commentary on authors now forgotten, but because part of that commentary is a deep scepticism of the very idea of greatness - the observation being made that many acknowledged classics are best enjoyed from a respectful distance. That is not to assert that if I were ill she would not nurse me through any imaginable contagion, nor that if she were drowning I would not plunge in after her, whatever my delinquencies at swimming: what I mean is that, pending such high crises, we tolerate each other amicably, and never think of doing more.
Beyond Life · Christopher Morley, ed. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Cabell was born on April 14, 1879, in Richmond, the son of Robert Gamble Cabell, a physician who was then assistant superintendent of the Central Lunatic Asylum in Petersburg, and Anne Harris Branch Cabell, the beautiful and headstrong daughter of James Read Branch and granddaughter of Thomas Branch, both prominent investment bankers. The history of the progress of the human race is but the picaresque romance of intolerance, a narrative of howwhat is it Milton says? But I would like this life which moves and yearns in me, to be able itself to attain to comeliness, though but in transitory performance. For there is no perpetuity in human endeavor: we strut upon a quicksand: and all that any man may do for good or ill is presently forgotten, because it does not matter. why, how in heavens name should I know? Fold-outs, if any, are not part of the book. But then, in amongst the insistence on the importance of a romantic outlook, on painting life not as it is but as it ought to be, on the idea that it is solely by believing himself but a little below the cherubim that man has become on the whole distinctly preferable to the chimpanzee - Cabell also acknowledges the utter subjectivity of it all.