LET ME LIE by James Branch Cabell


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Mellowed, lightly amusing, regional and historical essay- and assaying, as he contributes various criticisms, literary and historical, along his peculiar lines of research. These are freehand improvisations on themes, and carry on Cabell's public controversies, his polished argument, his love of his native state. He vindicates the characters in The First Gentleman of America and other books; he has imaginary conversations with and letters to Virginia characters of book and history; he defends the lengths to which Virginia history goes in assembling myths; he records youthful memories of elders' conversations on Lincoln, carpetbaggers, the War Between the States; he discusses the place of The Reviewer in the literary scene of the 'o's; he includes his articles on Ellen Glasgow; he writes of his life in Virginia's Northern Neck. For the literary essay market.

Pub Date: March 24th, 1947
ISBN: 0813920434
Publisher: Farrar, Straus