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In the Heart of the Heart of the Country. by  William H GASS - Signed First Edition - 1968. - from Orpheus Books (SKU: 7612-1)

In the Heart of the Heart of the Country.

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In the Heart of the Heart of the Country.

by GASS, William H

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New York: Harper & Row, 1968. Signed on the title page by William H. Gass, who has added a passage from the title story, page 186: "A dissonance of parts and people, we are a consonance of towns. First edition / First printing. (A-S on the line below the First edition slug). Gold cloth. Very fine in fine dust jacket.


William H. Gass is an American novelist, short-story writer, essayist, critic, and emeritus professor of philosophy. His first novel, Omensetter’s Luck , was published in 1966 and since then he has published several more works of fiction, including The Tunnel and Middle C . He has also published collections of essays, including On Being Blue (available from NYRB Classics), Fiction and the Figures of Life , and Life Sentences , and has received many awards and honors.


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In the Heart of the Heart of the Country.
GASS, William H
Gold cloth.
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First edition / First printing. (A-S on the line below the First
Harper & Row,
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