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(SENHOUSE, Roger.) TRILLING, Lionel.
The Middle of the Journey.
New York: Viking Press,, 1947. Controversial, yes: significant, I suppose so: but o so very dim a light" - Roger Senhouse's copy Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in yellow, pictorial vignette in blind to front board. With the dust jacket. 10 items laid-in, most folded and with light toning, some with mild rust-marking from staples, in very good condition overall: contents detailed below. Agent's ink-stamp to front free endpaper. Sunned along extremities, tips very lightly bumped, a few pale markings to boards, free endpapers tanned. A very good copy in the slightly rubbed and nicked dust jacket. First edition, first printing. Roger Senhouse's copy, sent to him by literary agents Pearn, Pollinger & Higham for the preparation of the first UK edition, published by Secker and Warburg the following year, and containing an illuminating collection of ephemera and correspondence exchanged between Senhouse, Frederic Warburg, Trilling, and critic Cyril Connolly over a period of two years, tracing the novel's UK publication from Senhouse's assessment of Trilling's capabilities to its eventual success. The Middle of the Journey, a roman-à-clef of the McCarthyist era in American politics, was Trilling's first and only novel. As professor of English at Columbia University, New York, he had already published two books of criticism, on Matthew Arnold and E. M. Forster, and a number of short stories. Roger Senhouse and Fredric Warburg established Secker and Warburg when they assumed control of failing Secker in 1935. They soon became known as "the Trotskyist publishers" owing t … [Click Below for Full Description]
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