Correspondence with Carl Van Doren and F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1920-1926.


Cabell, James Branch, 1879-1958. Correspondence with Carl Van Doren and F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1920-1926.

Correspondence with Carl Van Doren and F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1920-1926.

Cabell here thanks Van Doren, editor of The Nation, for his reviews of Cabell's Figures of Earth, The Silver Stallion, and Barren Ground; mentions revisions he is working on for Chivalry and The Line of Love; and discusses a proposed introduction by Van Doren to a re-issued edition of Jurgen. The introduction was rejected by the publishers. Cabell sends F. Scott Fitzgerald a copy of Jurgen and praises Fitzgerald's This Side of Paradise. Also included in the collection are two portraits of Cabell.

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