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A Hitch In Time: Writings From The London Review Of Books [Hardback-2021]
Christopher Hitchens
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Publisher: Atlantic Books Uk | ISBN: 9781838956004 | Pages: 368

Revisiting this selection of diaries and essay-reviews from the London Review of Books is restorative, an extended spa treatment that stretches tired brains and unkinks the usual habitual responses where Hitchens is concerned. James Wolcott in his introduction Christopher Hitchens was a star writer wherever he wrote, and the same was true of the London Review of Books, to which he contributed sixty pieces over two decades. Anthologised here for the first time, this selection of his finest LRB reviews, diaries and essays (along with a smattering of ferocious letters) finds Hitchens at his very best. Familiar bêtes noires - Kennedy, Nixon, Kissinger, Clinton - rub shoulders with lesser-known preoccupations: P.G. Wodehouse, Princess Margaret and, magisterially, Isaiah Berlin. Here is Hitchens on the (first) Gulf War and the Salman Rushdie Acid Test , on being spanked by Mrs Thatcher in the House of Lords and taking his son to the Oscars, on America s homegrown Nazis and Acts of Violence in Grosvenor Square in 1968. Edited by the London Review of Books, with an introduction by James Wolcott, this collection recaptures, ten years after his death, a Hitch in time : barnstorming, cauterising, and ultimately uncontainable.

About the Author

Christopher Hitchens (1949-2011) was the author of Letters to a Young Contrarian, and the bestseller One Left to Lie To: The Values of the Worst Family. A regular contributor to Vanity Fair, The Atlantic Monthly and Slate, Hitchens also wrote for The Weekly Standard, The National Review, and The Independent, and appeared on The Daily Show, Charlie Rose, The Chris Matthew s Show, Real Time with Bill Maher, and C-Span s Washington Journal. He was named one of the world s "Top 100 Public Intellectuals" by Foreign Policy and Britain s Prospect.

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