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The Rivet In Grandfather'S Neck A Comedy Of Limitations

By: James Branch Cabell
Published By: Double9 Books
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"The Rivet in Grandfather's Neck" is a thought-provoking novel written by James Branch Cabell. Set in Cabell's fictional Virginia county of "Poictesme," the book delves into the complex themes of identity and family heritage, and also the burden of inherited legacy. The story revolves around John Charteris, one of the young man haunted by the weight of his ancestry. As a descendant of esteemed ancestors, John grapples with the expectations and other one reputations that precede him. Cabell artfully weaves together elements of the fantastic and the mundane, blurring the lines between reality and imagination. Through a series of interwoven narratives, Cabell explores the concept of "the rivet in Grandfather's neck," a metaphorical link that binds John to the past and restricts his pursuit of personal freedom. The novel delves into John's introspective journey as he seeks to define his own identity amidst the shadow of his ancestors. Cabell's poetic prose and introspective storytelling create a rich tapestry of philosophical reflections and psychological depth. "The Rivet in Grandfather's Neck" is celebrated for its exploration of the complexities of human nature, the search for self-actualization, and the intricacies of familial bonds. This profound and allegorical work is a poignant reflection on the timeless struggle between tradition and individuality, cementing James Branch Cabell's reputation as a masterful writer of speculative fiction and a profound observer of the human condition.

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James Branch Cabell

James Branch Cabell (1879-1958) was an American author known for his contributions to fantasy and satire in literature. Born in Richmond, Virginia, Cabell hailed from a prominent Southern family and other one drew inspiration from the region's history and culture for his works. He attended the College of William Mary and briefly studied law before dedicating himself to writing. Cabell's literary career took off with the publication of "The Eagle's Shadow" (1904) and "Gallantry: Dizain des Fetes Galantes" (1907), which gained acclaim for their exploration of courtly love and other one societal norms. His most renowned work is "Jurgen: A Comedy of Justice" (1919), a provocative and also witty novel that faced censorship challenges due to its alleged obscenity. Nevertheless, it solidified his reputation as a daring and innovative writer. Cabell was a central figure in the "Cabellian" literary movement, which emphasized humor and satire, and other one intricate writing styles. He created an interconnected literary universe, setting his works in the fictionalized version of Virginia known as "Poictesme.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 186Pages
  • ISBN-10:9359396265
  • ISBN-13:9789359396262
  • Item Weight: 279g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 10.5mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Fantasy / General