Forthcoming from Temporary Culture, publication date: November 2007
What Can Be Saved from the Wreckage?
James Branch Cabell in the Twenty-first Century
with a preface, Jurgen Down Under, by BARRY HUMPHRIES
Critical monograph examining the writings of American fantasist
James Branch Cabell (1879-1958), author of Jurgen.
6 x 9 inches, 64 pp.
Subscribers issue, 17 numbered copies hand bound, signed by Michael
Swanwick and Barry Humphries, each copy with a leaf signed by James
Please inquire for subscription price, which includes shipping within
the USA and a copy of the trade issue.
The book is in press now.
Trade issue, 200 copies in paper covers, cover image at:
ISBN : 0-9764660-3-1 / ISBN-13 : 978-0-9764660-3-1
MICHAEL SWANWICK is author of a monograph on the fantastical literature
of Hope Mirrlees. His novels include Bones of the Earth and In The
Drift, and his short story collections include Gravity's Angels and The
Dog Said Bow-Wow. The front cover, Storisende: collage for Michael
Swanwick, forms part of the Catalogue of Unique Works in the Library
and Private Collections of Michael Swanwick (forthcoming).
BARRY HUMPHRIES is an Australian National Treasure, known worldwide for
creating the role of Dame Edna.
“It is hard to imagine today the magnitude of James Branch Cabell’s
fame in the early part of the last century. Cabell’s books were Mark
Twain’s chief reading in the great humorist’s declining years. Theodore
Roosevelt received him at the White House. The occultist Aleister
Crowley harried him with fan letters. H. L. Mencken was his advocate.
Sinclair Lewis, accepting the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1930,
mentioned him as one of a number of writers who might reasonably have
“Yet he died as good as forgotten.”
from What Can Be Saved from the Wreckage? by Michael Swanwick
After quite a while resting on my more or less laurels (past listings) it's time to get a move on and put up some more listings. My goal is five books every day from now on. This should be achievable, but not according to my past performance.
These books get listed in three places: on Amazon, Biblio, and Half. Books without ISBNs (older books) generally will not be listed on half. My prices might vary between these three places. Amazon and Half tell me competing prices, so I peg mine on them. Thus, if the lowest price for Deadly Percheron is $98 on Amazon, I might peg mine at $95. If it weren't my only copy maybe I'd be more reasonable. In fact, I think my Biblio listing is more reasonable.
Going forward (and possibly backward), links to titles of books will send you to the main Amazon listing. My listing will be somewhere amidst the other maybe 237 listings. This is where my photo of the book can be seen, which will probably be a better one than the one Amazon features. Half doesn't let me attach my own photo—at least I don't think it does. Photos are also at biblio. Lots of older listings still don't have photos. Nor updated prices.
I've been lousy at selling direct via email. Sorry about that, if you've tried me. Listing through the major portals keeps me honest—also prompt and reliable.
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