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Die Chroniken von Poictesme - Band 2: Der silberne Hengst (1926)

von James Branch Cabell

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The Silver Stallion: A Comedy of Redemption
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    elenchus: Anatole France and James Branch Cabell broadly share a stylised prose and a winking social commentary, hidden in tales of adventure and whimsy. A place to start is France's The Revolt of the Angels and Cabell's The Silver Stallion, if you like either it's a good bet you'll enjoy further reading in their respective bibilographies.… (mehr)
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Part of the Biography of Manuel the redeemer of Poictesme, fairly engaging. It tells of what happened to the companions of Manuel's prosperity. ( )
  DinadansFriend | Jun 25, 2019 |
Cabell’s The Silver Stallion is a cycle of novellas set against a backdrop of adventure and magic, after the manner of Camelot. It’s also: a commentary on the Christ myth (simultaneously sincere and satirical); a meditation on mortality, or more precisely on aging and forgetting; and an outline of Cabell’s own framing mythology (the Biography of Manuel), showing how Manuel’s life and actions took on mythical status after his passing, and exploring the implications for companions and community. A facet of that framing myth is the life of Jurgen, a side character here but given star treatment in Cabell’s most popular novel. So there’s a lot going on, though each story is easily appreciated on its own, for humour and fantastic settings as much as for Cabell’s metaphysical and social musings.

As in Cream of the Jest, these stories are told in a dry, naturalist style, a far cry from the fantasy of Disney, or Rowling, or online RPGs. Most of the magic occurs off-stage, and is remarked as matter-of-factly as a hedge or the day of the week. No dramatic fireballs or tense standoffs between battling wizards. The fanciful names appear to be a creative admixture of Old English, Old French, Latin, all tweaked by Cabell’s own predilections, and superior to most writers this side of Tolkien. Cabell’s language and turn of phrase, in fact, are as much a reason to read the book as the stories themselves.

Well worth dipping into again, whether from beginning to end or just to read a single story. ( )
4 abstimmen elenchus | Apr 28, 2010 |
Always a good read. ( )
  Eleusis | May 22, 2009 |
This is not a novel. It is not a romance. It is a collection of short stories carrying on a story from the first in the conceived fictional timeline, "Figures of Earth." These are some of Cabell's most fantastic tales, and the book is one of his best. This edition (Ballantine Adult Fantasy, 1969; reprint of the Storisende edtion), even at inflated scarcity-based prices, is justified by the tale of Donander, the ninth tale included, and the most cosmically comic. Cabell's invention was unmatched by any other's, and his prose beats all contenders. ( )
1 abstimmen wirkman | Mar 31, 2007 |
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"Now, the redemption which we as yet await (continued Imlac), will be that of Kalki, who will come as a Silver Stallion: all evils and every sort of folly will perish at the coming of this Kalki: true righteousness will be restored, and the minds of men will be made clear as crystal."
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TO CARL VAN DOREN

Could but one luring dream rest dead forever
As dreamers rest at last, with all dreams done,
Redeemers need not be, and faith need never
Lease, for the faithful, homes beyond the sun.

Victoriously that dream -- above the sorrow
And subterfuge of living, -- still lets fail
No heart to heed its soothing lure. ... To-morrow
Dreams will be true, and faiths and right prevail.

Out of the bright -- and, no, not vacant! -- heavens
Redeemers will be coming by and by,
En route to make our sixes and our sevens
Neat as a trivet or an apple-pie.
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Herewith begins the history of the birth and of the triumphing of the great legend about Manuel the Redeemer, whom Gonfal repudiated as blown dust, and Miramon, as an impostor, and whom Coth repudiated out of honest love: but whom Guivric accepted, through two sorts of policy; whom Kerin accepted as an honorable old human foible, and Ninzian, as a pathetic and serviceable joke; whom Donander accepted whole-heartedly (to the eternal joy of Donander), and who was accepted also by Niafer, and by Jurgen the Pawnbroker, after some little private reservations: and hereinafter is recorded the manner of the great legend's engulfment of these persons.
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"The Morvyth that I see, and in my manner worship, can be no man's wife. All poets learn this truth in their vexed progress to becoming realists." [Gonfal wooing Morvyth, in "The Mathematics of Gonfal", p. 51]
And Gisele continued, with that resistless and devastating onflow which is peculiar to tidal waves and the tongue of her who speaks for her husband's own good. ["Toupan's Bright Bees", p. 69]
"The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true. So I elect for neither label." [Coth, in "Coth at Perutsa", p. 129]
"You progress speedily!" answered Sclaug. "That is very nice."

"Well," Kerin admitted, "such is one way of describing the matter. But no doubt other things are equally true: and optimism, anyhow, costs nothing." ["What Saraide Wanted", p. 221]
"Nothing," returned the gander, "nothing in the universe, is of importance, or is authentic to any serious sense, except the illusion of romance. For man alone of animals plays the ape to his dreams. These axioms -- poor, deaf and blinded spendthrift! -- are none the less valuable for being quoted."


"Nor are they, I suspect," replied Kerin, "any the less generally quoted for being bosh." ["What Saraide Wanted", p. 226]
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