The White Robe

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James Branch Cabell ( James Branch Cabell ) USA, 14.4.1879 - 5.5.1958. Famous American writer, one of the founders of fantasy. Born in Richmond, Virginia, to an aristocratic family of American Southerners, he lived there all his life, and died shortly before his eightieth birthday. Having received an excellent education, he soon became known as a historian, journalist and author of short stories. At one time, Cablebell enjoyed great success: among the admirers of his talent were Mark Twain, Sinclair Lewis and Carl van Doren; critics have compared him to Rabelais, Stern, Swift, Voltaire, Sheridan, even Dante. On the other hand, his novels were accused of obscenity and even tried to ban their publication. But nevertheless, Cablebell died almost completely forgotten. It was rediscovered in the 60s. Several major studies of his work appeared (not to mention the many critical articles in literary journals), the JB Cable Society was founded. The renewed interest in him was clearly associated with an interest in fantasy in general and in the roots of the genre. And the work of Cable, without thinking twice, was ranked (along with E.A.

Poe) among the founders of this trend in American literature. Of course, the writer himself did not apply this term to his works. But there is no doubt that an amazing knowledge of history, literature, culture and mythology (and, of course, an extraordinary imagination and an outstanding talent of a storyteller) allowed him to create a huge original world, which includes, in addition to the fictional province of Poactesme (allegedly located somewhere in France ), fabulous islands and ancient empires, fantastic countries and cities that still exist today, Paradise and Hell; a world in which, along with the characters invented by Kebell, there are real historical figures and gods of all kinds of pantheons. This world is far from the usual world of a fairy tale: dreams and common sense, romance and everyday life, the attributes of magic and the realities of modern civilization coexist here. The writer`s philosophy can be called "optimistic pessimism". As Cablebell himself once remarked, he wrote his sophisticated, intelligent and witty novels "not at all to be read, but for the more reasonable reason that he liked to play alone."

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James Branch Cabell ( James Branch Cabell ) USA, 14.4.1879 - 5.5.1958. Famous American writer, one of the founders of fantasy. Born in Richmond, Virginia, to an aristocratic family of American Southerners, he lived there all his life, and died shortly before his eightieth birthday. Having received an excellent education, he soon became known as a historian, journalist and author of short stories. At one time, Cablebell enjoyed great success: among the admirers of his talent were Mark Twain, Sinclair Lewis and Carl van Doren; critics have compared him to Rabelais, Stern, Swift, Voltaire, Sheridan, even Dante. On the other hand, his novels were accused of obscenity and even tried to ban their publication. But nevertheless, Cablebell died almost completely forgotten. It was rediscovered in the 60s. Several major studies of his work appeared (not to mention the many critical articles in literary journals), the JB Cable Society was founded. The renewed interest in him was clearly associated with an interest in fantasy in general and in the roots of the genre. And the work of Cable, without thinking twice, was ranked (along with E.A. Poe) among the founders of this trend in American literature. Of course, the writer himself did not apply this term to his works. But there is no doubt that an amazing knowledge of history, literature, culture and mythology (and, of course, an extraordinary imagination and an outstanding talent of a storyteller) allowed him to create a huge original world, which includes, in addition to the fictional province of Poactesme (allegedly located somewhere in France ), fabulous islands and ancient empires, fantastic countries and cities that still exist today, Paradise and Hell; a world in which, along with the characters invented by Kebell, there are real historical figures and gods of all kinds of pantheons. This world is far from the usual world of a fairy tale: dreams and common sense, romance and everyday life, the attributes of magic and the realities of modern civilization coexist here. The writer`s philosophy can be called "optimistic pessimism". As Cablebell himself once remarked, he wrote his sophisticated, intelligent and witty novels "not at all to be read, but for the more reasonable reason that he liked to play alone."