Irvin S. Cobb (1876-1944) was famous in his day, but is unread now.
Ours is the loss! His "Judge Priest" stories are as parabolic of grace as it gets. They exude peace, love, and understanding. And what's so funny about that?
Here's your chance to bone up on Irvin S. Cobb!
By the way, John Ford liked Cobb so much that
he made two movies out of his stories, and then put him in a third.
In 1961 Ford made a personal pilgrimage to Cobb's grave at Paducah, Kentucky.
Two weeks from tomorrow I hope to do the same.