James Branch Cabell

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Noun1.James Branch Cabell - United States writer of satirical novels (1879-1958)James Branch Cabell - United States writer of satirical novels (1879-1958)
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Many of his works were allegories, set in the mythical French province of Poictesme, through which Cabell commented on American life and demonstrated his skeptical view of human experience.
A reworking of the story of Faust set in the mythical kingdom of Poictesme, the novel was suppressed because of the erotic adventures of its protagonist.
Thus was born the medieval French province of Poictesme, probably compounded from Poitiers and Angouleme.