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Gass, William H. . THE WORLD WITHIN THE WORD. New York City, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1978. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 341 pages. Fine/Fine. Signed.

The author's second collection of literary essays. One of the finest essay collections of the 20th century. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a very small and limited print run as a hardcover original. One of America's most brilliant, philosophical, and eclectic minds examines in the most luminous language possible literature, culture, major literary figures such as Marcel Proust, Gertrude Stein, William Faulkner, Malcolm Lowry, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Vladimir Nabokov, and the nature of language itself. A tour-de-force performance, this is a "must-have" title for William H. Gass collectors. This copy is prominently and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by William H. Gass. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page or a bookplate. This title has been out-of-print for more than thirty years and is now highly collectible. This is one of very few signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition still available online and is in fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. A very scarce signed copy thus. One of the greatest writers of the 20th century. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER WILLIAM H. GASS TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0394408098. $150.00

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