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Hitchens, Christopher. ARGUABLY: ESSAYS BY CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS. New York City, NY: Twelve/Hachette Book Group, 2011. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 795 pages. Fine/Fine.

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. The First Edition is now very scarce. Presents in one hefty, 795-page volume (it weighs 3 pounds) some of Christopher Hitchens' finest and most representative essays, a prodigal outpouring, not just output, of wit, brilliance, and venom from the most rebarbative and in "Christian" America, 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 Buckley clearly implies that the vacuum will not be filled. Rest in peace, Mr. Hitchens. An absolute "must-have" title for Christopher Hitchens collectors. This title is now highly collectible. This is one of very few copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Most copies available in bookstores and online 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 very scarce copy thus. One of the greatest writer/intellectuals of our time. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS AND GORE VIDAL TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1455502774. $200.00

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