James Branch Cabell

Literary Life and Legacy

Approaching Cabell

Where should you begin with an author like Cabell? Should you pick a book and start reading? Should you first get a sense of the person and the times in which he lived? Here are some suggestions….

“Your lips conformed, but all the while your mind made verses, Jurgen. And poetry is man’s rebellion against being what he is.”
—  Koshchei in Jurgen

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