James Branch Cabell

James Branch Cabell

Born: April 14, 1879

Died: May 5, 1958

Nationality: American

Occupation: Novelist, author

Biography: James Branch Cabell, ; April 14, 1879 May 5, 1958) was an American author of fantasy fiction and belles lettres. Cabell was well regarded by his contemporaries, including H. L. Mencken and Sinclair Lewis. His works were considered escapist and fit well in the culture of the 1920s, when his works were most popular.

Source/Notes: Original: "The religion of Hell is patriotism". From "James Branch Cabell: three essays", Kennikat Press, 1967, p. 103

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Source/Notes: As quoted in: The Reader's Encyclopedia of American Literature (1962), edited by Max J. Herzburg
Source/Notes: Title of a fictional work that he quotes from at the start of the book. - The Certain Hour (1916)