Jurgen: A Comedy of Justice (The Biography of Manuel, Book 7)
James Branch Cabell
A middle-aged pawnbroker-poet is authorized to regain his formative years for a 12 months of amorous adventures during this compelling myth. choked with unusual beasts, alien gods, excellent lands, appealing women, and an charisma of the supernatural, Cabel's allegory leads its hero via affairs with Guenevere and the girl of the Lake in addition to confrontations with God and the Devil.
The 1919 ebook of Jurgen catapulted its writer right into a place as the most enigmatic and debatable literary figures of his period. serious reaction ranged from lavish compliment to violent denunciations, together with makes an attempt to have the radical banned for obscenity. glossy readers ponder it a landmark within the heritage of yankee incredible fiction and a successor to the traditions of Rabelais, Sterne, speedy, and Voltaire. Its mild mixture of comedy and irony in a lovely atmosphere has enchanted generations of readers. This version positive factors greater than a dozen amazing full-page illustrations through Frank C. Papé.
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Letters of James department Cabell and Others (New York, 1962). attention-grabbing and entire of grand checks are the essays written in the course of Cabell’s heyday via H. L. Mencken and Carl Van Doren in James department Cabell: 3 Essays (Port Washington, ny, 1967). —BOB BLAISDELL desk of Contents identify web page Bibliographical be aware Copyright web page commitment Epigraph advent: JURGEN A FOREWORD A FOREWORD - WHICH ASSERTS not anything bankruptcy I - WHY JURGEN DID THE MANLY factor bankruptcy II - ASSUMPTION OF A.
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Says Jurgen, particularly astounded. And from the midst of his flame Coth, the son of Smoit, talked of the start of Jurgen, and of the newborn that have been Jurgen, and of the kid that were Jurgen. And a terrible, deep, unreasonable emotion moved in Jurgen as he listened to the fellow who had begotten him, and whose flesh was once Jurgen’s flesh, and whose ideas had under no circumstances been Jurgen’s suggestions : and Jurgen didn't love it. Then the voice of Coth was once bitterly replaced, as he talked of the younger guy.