Smirt is the first volume of a trilogy. (Smith and Smire follow.) Cabell explains that these books are his contribution to naturalistic literature—an attempt to accurately represent dreaming experience. Cabell is very droll, one might say too clever by half, and these books are full of jokes at the expense of his friends, reviewers, the reading public, and himself. [via]
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