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And yet... : essays

Hitchens, Christopher, 1949-20112015
Christopher Hitchens was an unparalleled, prolific writer, who raised the polemical essay to a new art form, over a lifetime of thinking and debating the defining issues of our times. As an essayist he contributed to the New Statesman, Atlantic Monthly, London Review of Books, TLS and Vanity Fair. Any publication of a volume of Hitchens' essays was a major event on both sides of the Atlantic. Now comes the last of the last; a volume of Hitchens' previously unpublished essays, covering the themes that define Hitchens the thinker: literature, religion and politics. These essays remind us, once more, of the fierce, brilliant and trenchant voice of Christopher Hitchens...
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And yet... : essays / Christopher Hitchens.
[S.l.] : Allen & Unwin, 2015.Crows Nest, NSW Allen & Unwin, 2015.©2015
339 pages ; 24 cm.
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Che Guevara : goodbye to all that -- Orwell's list -- Orhan Pamuk : mind the gap -- Bring on the mud -- Ohio's odd numbers -- On becoming American -- Mikhail Lermontov : a doomed young man -- Salman Rushdie : Hobbes in the Himalayas -- My red-state odyssey -- The turkey has landed -- Bah, humbug -- A.N. Wilson : downhill all the way -- Ian Fleming : bottoms up -- Power suits -- Blood for no oil! -- How uninviting -- Look who's cutting and running now -- Oriana Fallaci and the art of the interview -- Imperial follies -- Clive James : the omnivore -- Gertrude Bell : the woman who made Iraq -- Physician, heal thyself -- Edmund Wilson : literary companion -- On the limits of self-improvement, part I : of vice and men -- On the limits of self-improvement, part II : vice and versa -- On the limits of self-improvement, part III : mission accomplished -- Ayaan Hirsi Ali : the price of freedom -- Arthur Schlesinger : the courtier -- Paul Scott : Victoria's secret -- The case against Hillary Clinton -- The tall tale of Tuzla -- V.S. Naipaul : cruel and unusual -- No regrets -- Barack Obama : cool cat -- The lovely stones -- Edward M. Kennedy : redemption song -- Engaging with Iran is life having sex with someone who hates you -- Colin Powell : Powell valediction -- Shut up about Armenians or we'll hurt them again -- Hezbollah's progress -- The politicians we deserve -- Rosa Luxemburg : red Rosa -- Joan Didion : blue nights -- The true spirit of Christmas -- Charles Dickens's inner child -- G.K. Chesterton : the reactionary -- The importance of being Orwell -- What is patriotism?
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