Cabell quote - hivemind?
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From Ray Bonis, Cabell Room librarian at VCU...
A local Richmond writer asked me if I know of a quote by Mr. Cabell about the weight of a book being a signifier of its value - does that ring any bells?
I thought maybe in the polemical preface to A Certain Hour or somewhere in Beyond Life -- but so far I'm stumped?
I thought it might be in Quiet, Please, so I read it (again?) tonight. I did not find the quote.
Here is my Goodreads review:
I guess I should out it up on LibraryThing, too.
ETA -- I've always thought that the preface was really written by Mr. Cabell himself. Or at least heavily edited on top of whatever Burke wrote. And it's hilarious that he gets into a quarrel with the bust of his own head...
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