BEYOND LIFE Dizain des Démiurges by JAMES BRANCH CABELL 1919
BEYOND LIFE: Dizain des Démiurges.
By JAMES BRANCH CABELL (Author), Introduction by Guy Holt, (Modern Library series), Published by Boni and Liveright, New York, 1919.
James Branch Cabell (1879-1958) American Author of fantasy fiction and belles lettres. In 1919 Cabell published Beyond Life, a kind of formalist credo in which he first launched his lifelong attack on literary realism. His ideas apparently struck the right note at a time when American writers were striving to replace the genteel tradition with a new literary sophistication and daring. Cabell found himself at the center of a literary circle bearing his name and including such prominent writers as the young F. Scott Fitzgerald, Joseph Hergesheimer, Carl Van Vechten, and Elinor Wylie.
Green leatherette cover with a gilt spine and cover title. Light white speckling soil near rear bottom cover and slightly rubbed corner tips. Binding mostly secure with a few small edge tears and a very mild spine shift. Illustrated endpapers.