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A COMEDY OF FIG-LEAVES
The story of of a Southern gentleman's out of body experience where, during his adventure, he meets God, Nero, Solomon, Merlin, Odyseus, Eve, and others.
"I suggest that you read SOMETHING ABOUT EVE. It is perhaps the crowning achievement of a man who is undoubtedly the ablest writer of the present age" - Robert E. Howard
James Branch Cabell (1897-1958)
James Branch Cabell was born in Richmond, Virginia, to an affluent and well-connected family. He was a well-regarded American fantasy author who mostly wrote mannered and witty fantasies set in a "land of fable" Europe, the largest body of which he assimilated as episodes in the Biography of the Life of Manuel. Although now largely forgotten by the general public, his work was remarkably influential on later authors of fantasy fiction. James Blish was a fan of Cabell's works, and for a time edited Kalki, the journal of the Cabell Society. Robert A. Heinlein was greatly inspired by Cabell's boldness, and originally described his famous book Stranger in a Strange Land as "a Cabellesque satire."