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A tome to dip into,
This review is from: Arguably: Selected Essays (Paperback)
What a man! He covers such a wide range. I don't expect to read all of this, but have already enjoyed many of the items on literary figures. I learned things about Evelyn Waugh, Somerset Maugham and Philip Larkin. And of course Hitch is so funny. Try this: "If one scans the few and cringe-making attempts to describe man-woman sex in Maugham's fiction, or if one attempts to infer anything of his conjugal relations, one is forced to picture him screwing his courage to the sticking place (or perhaps vice versa)."
There is something for everyone in this capacious compendium, which includes plenty of serious politics and some delightfully scurrilous items about sex.
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Initial post: 17 Apr 2012, 16:05:11 BST
William Podmore says:
In reply to an earlier post on 17 Apr 2012, 18:29:33 BST
Dr. D. E. Pollak says:
Well humour is of course subjective, but i happen to think the 'vice versa' (i.e. 'sticking his courage to the screwing place') is rather witty. each to his own. One of the many things I love above Hitch the way he uses words of Latin and Greek origin quite spontaneously. There is not enough of that in modern journalism/writing. Still, at least Mr Podmore used the words 'ponderous' and 'verbose', so well done him!
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