The Silver Stallion

Notes and Essays

owlHere, in The Silver Stallion's Notes and Essays section, we will present essays and articles about All Things Cabell. In some cases, these will be links to external articles on the web, and other entries will be hosted on this site. We invite reader's contributions to this section.

 

 

Notes and Essays
About Of Ellen Glasgow, by Ellen Glasgow and Branch Cabell
         ◊ This page includes a PDF of the complete 1938 work.
AFTER the Style of MAURICE HEWLETT, by Paul Spencer
          ◊ A PDF of the article as it appeared in Kalki, Vol. III, No. 4, Fall 1969.
The American Cream, by Timo W. Virkkala
         ◊ A new study of The Cream of the Jest, a century after it was first published.
"The Art of James Branch Cabell" by Hugh Walpole: Its Earliest Appearance
          ◊ This page includes a PDF of the article as it appeared in The Yale Review, July, 1920.
“As Played Before His Highness” by James Branch Cabell, with commentary by Paul Spencer
          ◊ A PDF of the story and commentary as it appeared in Kalki, Vol. VIII, No. 2, 1983.
The Author of Jurgen: A New Photograph of Cabell at Work
          ◊ A previously unpublished photo of James Branch Cabell writing Jurgen, taken August, 1918.
"The Author of The Eagle's Shadow"
          ◊ This page includes a PDF of an inscribed copy of the typescript for "The Author of The Eagle's
Shadow
," James Branch Cabell's contribution to A Round Table in Poictesme.
"Boffo Box Office Jurgen: Mr Wogglebaum Cooks an Opera," by Roy L. McCardell
          ◊ This page includes a PDF of a tongue-in-cheek article from the February, 1928,
issue of The Bookman, in which the author proposes a film based on Jurgen.
Cabell and Machen Through the Decades: Three Essays by Nathan van Patten,
Thomas Horan & Mark Valentine

          ◊ Three very different articles, each in some way discussing Arthur Machen
and James Branch Cabell.
Fairy Tales in The High Place: The High Place and The Shadow of Arvor by G. N. Gabbard
          ◊ This page includes a PDF of the article as it appeared in Kalki, Vol. IV, No. 4, 1970.
Gone with the Rivet
          ◊ A note by Silver Stallion editor Bill Lloyd discussing a stage play based on
The Rivet in Grandfather's Neck
.
“Hagiography and The High Place”   by Stephen Wetta
          ◊This essay casting Florian de Puysange as a saint (of sorts) won Virginia
Commonwealth University’s Cabell Prize in 1998. (This essay no longer appears
on the VCU site but is accessed here through archive.org's Wayback Machine.)
"The Heir of James Branch Cabell: The Biography of the Life of the
Biography of the Life of Manuel (A Comedy of Inheritances)"  by Bill Patterson [William H.] 

          ◊ This essay on Cabell's influence on science fiction writer Robert Heinlein won
Virginia Commonwealth University’s Cabell Prize in 2000. (This essay no longer appears
on the VCU site but is accessed here through archive.org's Wayback Machine.)
"The Hewlett Influence, an Afterthought," by Paul Spencer
          ◊ A PDF of the essay as it appeared in Kalki, Vol. IX, No. 3, 1989.
Interview with Kalki editor Paul Spencer
          ◊ Paul Spencer talks to the Silver Stallion.
Interview with Kalki editor William L Godshalk
          ◊ Bill Godshalk talks to the Silver Stallion
It Could be Verse…
          ◊ A note by Silver Stallion editor Bill Lloyd about an obscure poem
humorously discoursing on the pronunciation of Cabell.
James Branch Cabell at William and Mary, by William L. Godshalk
          ◊ An article originally published in The William and Mary Review, No. 5, 1967, now available
on The Silver Stallion.
The Jewel Merchants: The Program
          ◊ This page includes a PDF of the program for the first performance of The Jewel Merchants,
held on February 22, 1921.
Jurgen and the Censor: Protest & Proof
          ◊ This page includes PDFs of the Emergency Committee's Protest Form and a corrected galley
proof of Cabell's contribution to Jurgen and the Censor.
“Jurgen – Music by Deems Taylor.” by Mike Keith
          ◊ The liner notes written by Mike Keith on his recording of Deems Taylor's music inspired
by Cabell's Jurgen.  Keith's essay on Taylor’s “Jurgen: Symphonic Poem for Orchestra, Op. 17”
won Virginia Commonwealth University’s Cabell Prize for 1999. (This essay no longer appears
on the VCU site but is accessed here through archive.org's Wayback Machine.)
Patron's Choice: Ellen Glasgow, James Branch Cabell, and a Manuscript Mystery Solved,
by Stephanie Kingsley
          ◊ A link to the study by Stephanie Kingsley on the website of the University of Virginia,
with introductory comments from the Silver Stallion.
A Note on the Mirror and the Pigeons
          ◊ A note listing the expository work done on the recurring theme of mirrors and pigeons,
by Bill Lloyd.
On James Branch Cabell in the Modern Library
          ◊ A note discussing the Modern Library printings of Cabell's works, by John Thorne.
On the Presentation Bindings of The Silver Stallion
          ◊ A note by John Thorne.
“Papé's Map of Poictesme,” by Nelson Bond, with new commentary
          ◊ A note on Nelson Bond's discussion, originally published in Kalki, with links to
variations of the Papé map of Poictesme. It's worth noting that this is very preliminary, and that
a major revision and upgrade is in the works.
Promoting a Nightmare
          ◊ This page includes two links: the first will take you to a PDF of The Nightmare has Triplets,
a promotional pamphlet produced by Doubleday, Doran for Smire. The second link is to a copy
of trade letter sent out with promotional copies of the panphlet.
Prospectus / The Storisende Edition – an Advance Look (from Kalki No. 36)
          ◊ A PDF of an article on the prospectus for the Storisende edition, with added comment
by The Silver Stallion, plus another PDF, this of a second original copy of the prospectus.
There Were Two Cabells / Promotional Material
          ◊ This page includes links to promotional material produced by by Farrar,
Straus for the first issue of There Were Two Pirates.
Why a Site Devoted to James Branch Cabell?
          ◊ An editorial by Bill Lloyd
Wings Vol.6 No.2 (Feb. 1932): H.L. Mencken, Carl Van Doren & Burton Rascoe on Cabell
& These Restless Heads

          ◊ This page includes a link a PDF of several articles on These Restless Heads and James
Branch Cabell, originally published in Wings Magazine, February, 1932.