Title: ARGUABLY: ESSAYS BY CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS - ...
Publisher: New York City, NY: Twelve/Hachette Book Group, 2011
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. 795 pages. Published in 2011. Massive retrospective collection of essays. One of the most important literary events of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now rare. Presents Christopher Hitchens' "Arguably". In one hefty, 795-page volume (it weighs 3 pounds), Christopher Hitchens' finest and most representative essays, a prodigal outpouring, not just output, of wit, brilliance, and venom from the most anomalously celebrated critic/essayist of our time. "Forms a bridge between the two parallel enterprises of culture and politics. It reveals how politics justifies itself by culture and how the latter prompts the former" (Publisher's blurb). Christopher Hitchens died of esophageal cancer on December 15, 2011. In his blurb for "Arguably", Christopher Buckley described his colleague and friend as "the greatest living essayist in the English language". In his obituary piece, Buckley reiterates: "One or two reviewers demurred, calling my effusion 'forgivable exaggeration'. To them I say: OK, name a better one. I would alter only one word in that blurb now". The word is obviously "living" now that Hitchens is dead, and more important, Buckley unmistakably implies that the vacuum will not be filled. RIP, Mr. Hitchens. An absolute "must-have" title for Christopher Hitchens collectors. This title is a great collection. As far as we know, this is the only copy of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: ALL other copies available online are subsequent printings or have major flaws (even if they are "New") because of the book's unwieldy size and very shoddy handling/packing on the publisher's part. A rare copy thus. One of the greatest writer/intellectuals of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS AND GORE VIDAL TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN B00AV0KL3U. Bookseller Inventory # 17812
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