- Hardcover: 800 pages
- Publisher: Atlantic Books (1 Oct. 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 085789255X
- ISBN-13: 978-0857892553
- Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 6.5 x 24.1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 103 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 246,805 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Whether on the invasion of Iraq or the merits of Vladimir Nabokov's fiction, master controversialist Hitchens has an informed opinion. . . . Vintage Hitchens. Argumentative and sometimes just barely civil -- another worthy collection from this most inquiring of inquirers." -- "Kirkus Reviews" (starred)"These 750 pages of bright, witty, nearly always charged reportage and argument are business as usual for one of the most lucid and humane voices of our age. . . . Purposeful and well told. . . . Here are more than 700 pages of a life lived fully through meaningful work." -- Charles Foran, "Globe and Mail"
For forty years, Christopher Hitchens was at the epicentre of the battle of letters in Britain & America. This blockbuster volume is the the most comprehensive collection of his writings to-date. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product description
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All said, Hitchens combines erudition with an ability to write a pithy memorable line. He has made me see Samuel Johnson, Somerset Maughan and Koestler afresh and that I thank him. His essays on Marx, Twain are likewise enlightening.Highly recommended.
'Arguably' is a big book! Crammed full of Hitchens, I am making impressive progress, simply, because I can't put it down until my arms get so tired from the shear physical effort of holding this colossal volume in a reading position. Hitch, as he was more affectionatly known, is to my mind the modern day George Orwell. His socialism and subsequent disillusionment with the system run a similar parallel to Orwell. Both masters of their art and should be held as true national gems.
I can't praise this anthology more; enjoy it, read it, get angry, feel good, perhaps even cry a little for the sad loss, at far too early an age, of probably one of the greatest essayists our nation has produced.
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