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Cabell quote - hivemind?

The Rabble Discuss Cabell: James Branch Cabell &c

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1Crypto-Willobie
Feb 10, 2:48pm Top

From Ray Bonis, Cabell Room librarian at VCU...

Gents,
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?

2Crypto-Willobie
Feb 10, 2:50pm Top

I thought maybe in the polemical preface to A Certain Hour or somewhere in Beyond Life -- but so far I'm stumped?

Anyone?

3paradoxosalpha
Feb 10, 6:59pm Top

No bells, sorry.

4elenchus
Feb 11, 12:52pm Top

Intriguing but not familiar to me, either.

5wirkman
Edited: Feb 12, 3:31am Top

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:

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2712487506

I guess I should out it up on LibraryThing, too.

6Crypto-Willobie
Edited: Feb 12, 9:08am Top

Yes, please!

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...

7elenchus
Edited: Feb 12, 9:27am Top

>5 wirkman:

Fun review but I can't "like" it since I have no Goodreads account, so my thumb remains ... ah, in its scabbard until & unless you elect to copy it here.

ETA I see now you have brought it over.

8wirkman
Feb 14, 6:47am Top

The putative authoress of the preface is most famous for a weighty tome I dipped into a few nights ago, Origin of History as Metaphysic. I do not know what to make of it, yet.

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