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The High Place In The Sulphurous The High Place, The Amoral Hero Florian Enters The Sleeping Beauty Story And Unlike Jurgen With Helen Does Not Draw Back At The Sight Of Excessive Beauty Complications Ensue Beauty Is Realistically Diminished During Pregnancy, The First Born Child Is Forfeit To Satan Under The Pact That Guaranteed Florain S Success, And An Irascible Saint Is Eager To Call Down Holy Fire On Transgressors Florian Treads Close To Damnation And Is Saved Only When Satan And The Angel Michael Conspire To Let Recent Events Become, Again, A Dream He Has A Rare Second Chance And Learns Better The Encyclopedia Of Fantasy


About the Author: James Branch Cabell

James Branch Cabell was an American author of fantasy fiction and belles lettres Cabell was well regarded by his contemporaries, including H L Mencken, Edmund Wilson, and Sinclair Lewis His works were considered escapist and fit well in the culture of the 1920s, when they were most popular For Cabell, veracity was the one unpardonable sin, not merely against art, but against human welfare.



10 thoughts on “The High Place

  1. says:

    James Branch Cabell was a phenomenal talent He writes with wit and style, with turns of phrase that can take your breath away and displays of keen insight into human nature Despite all this I find myself unable to love his works wholeheartedly I ve been accused of being something of a cynic or pessimist myself I prefer the term pragmatist, thank you very much , but Cabell mak


  2. says:

    Beautifully written, witty and fundamentally cynical Florian de Puysange sees the sleeping form of Melusine, the most perfect of all women, and sets out with some singleness of purpose to attain her only to discover that some things are best left unattained Florian would probably regard himself as an eminently practical fellow over the course of the book you discover, in subtle and


  3. says:

    Only 4 stars for this one, though it approaches his best work Reads shorter than it is because it hangs together so well, with fewer of Cabell s puzzling excursions into nostalgia The corrosive nature of Cabellian philosophy prevents me from loving it, though Florian is one of the writer s less likeable anti heroes, being even calmly murderous than most Jurgen was a positive Hamlet by com


  4. says:

    A fascinating book in a peculiar, possibly unique style Though one of a long series it stands perfectly on its own Entertaining and diverse episodes, written with wit and irony but somehow still serious, build up and up to a philosophical conclusion staggering not so much for its content as for the power of its expression and the earnestness of the author A comic novel tinged with the melancholy


  5. says:

    You have to be in the right mood for this book Definitely funny, in a deadpan ironic witty sort of way It s hard to identify with the main character though, a rich and entitled man who murders four wives and tries to kill the fifth.


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