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Trilling, Lionel. A GATHERING OF FUGITIVES: NEW ESSAYS. London, England: Secker & Warburg, 1957. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 167 pages. Fine/Fine.

Rare Lionel Trilling collectible set. A near-fine copy of "A Gathering of Fugitives: New Essays" with an Autographed Letter Signed (ALS). The author's third collection of essays. One of Lionel Trilling's finest achievements. The first appearance of the title in the United Kingdom. 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. There is no ISBN. The First Edition is now rare. Presents Lionel Trilling's "A Gathering of Fugitives: New Essays". Despite its modest title, not fugitive at all, but unified by the great critic's probing intellect and lifelong themes and concerns. "An enormously influential critic who vehemently eschewed simplistic responses to art or morality. The author of many works, he was especially exigent, to use one of his favorite words, in his essays. Trilling embraced complexity and nuance and held critical integrity in the highest esteem. His essays possess great intellectual weight, and their richness, deep seriousness of thought, and sonorous vocabulary and syntax are balanced by a lashing wit and remarkable energy" (Donna Seaman). An absolute "must-have" title for Lionel Trilling collectors. This title is a late-modern classic. This copy comes with an Autographed Letter Signed (ALS) that is very prominently and beautifully signed and inscribed in black ink-pen by Lionel Trilling. As far as we know, this is the only copy with ALS of the First British Edition/First Printing available online and despite its imperfection (slight wear on DJ) is still in fine condition overall: Every single internal page is clean, crisp, and bright. It is also one of Trilling's rarest titles. Please note: Trilling signed the ALS, NOT the book. A rare set thus. The most important American literary critic of the 20th century. A near-fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER LIONEL TRILLING TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). $100.00

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