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1 Thomson, Virgil (edited by Page, Tim and Page, Vanessa Weeks) Selected Letters of Virgil Thomson
New York, NY, U.S.A. Summit Books 1988 0671621173 / 9780671621179 Limited First Edition Cloth SIGNED by the Author
Near Fine in a Near Fine slipcase. Fully bound in sage-green cloth. The spine is stamped in gilt. Octavo. Beige endpaper. 413pps. No dustjacket, as issued. There is a touch of sunning to the spine and a few small specks of soiling near the top of the fore-edge, otherwise clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. The text is immaculate; no previous ownership markings. The slipcase, of the same sage-colored cloth over boards, is mildly rubbed. One of 250 copies SIGNED by Virgil Thomson -- without further inscription -- on a special limitation page. ".As composer, critic, and memorialist, Virgil Thomson has been a crucial figure in American cultural life for more than half a century -- an elegant and improbable synthesis of boulevardier sophistication, churchy consonance, and Midwestern plain speaking. The roster of artists with whom he collaborated includes Gertrude Stein, Marianne Moore, Truman Capote, Frederick Ashton, John Houseman, Lincoln Kirstein, Robert Flaherty, John Cage, Florine Stettheimer, and many others. If we were to enumerate the people with whom Thomson came into contact over the course of his long career, this introduction would quickly devolve into a laundry list of the century's most glittering and brilliant personalities. Many of these will, as it happens, make an appearance or two in this collection of letters, culled from some twenty-five thousand documents spanning the years from World War I through the mid-1980s. The letters reveal Thomson as a diligent artist; a shrewd businessman; a staunch, confident critic (of music, books, landscapes, and people, by turn); a sympathetic and sensitive friend; a skillful reporter; a resolute champion of modernism in all its guises; a bon vivant and a man of the world who never forgot his Kansas City roots." -- from the Introduction. Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. To assist with your decision, photos can be emailed upon request. 
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