Arguably

by Christopher Hitchens

Arguably Synopsis

Christopher Hitchens (1949-2011) was a matchless writer, debater and humanist. Throughout his life he shone the light of reason and truth into the eyes of charlatans and hucksters, exposing falsehood and decrying hypocrisy wherever he found it. With his passing, the world has lost a great soul, the written word one of its finest advocates and those who stand for freedom everywhere have lost one of their clearest voices. Arguably collects Hitchens' writing on politics, literature and religion when he was at the zenith of his career; it is the indispensible companion to the finest English essayist since Orwell.

Arguably Press Reviews

Hitchens at his most stylish, savage, literate and brilliant * Observer * Read it you must, partly as a tribute to a great life well lived, but mainly because it is so entertaining * Sunday Times * Essays on everything... remind us what we've lost in Hitchens - someone to provoke assent, outrage, laughter and thought * Sunday Telegraph * One of the most stimulating thinkers and entertaining writers we have. -- Bill Keller * New York Times * He has no equal in contemporary Anglo American letters. -- Jason Cowley * Financial Times * To say that, during the past three decades, the world would have been poorer, duller and altogether a smaller place without Hitchens and his writings would be to utter a cliche of the kind he despises. It would also be true. -- John Gray * New Statesman *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780857892584
Publication date: 1st September 2012
Author: Christopher Hitchens
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 816 pages
Categories: Literary essays,

About Christopher Hitchens

Christopher Hitchens (1949-2011) was a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and a columnist for Slate. He was the author of numerous books, including works on Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, George Orwell, Mother Teresa, Henry Kissinger and Bill and Hillary Clinton, as well as his international bestseller and National Book Award nominee, god Is Not Great. His memoir, Hitch-22, which was a Sunday Times bestseller, was nominated for the Orwell Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. His last book, Mortality, was published in 2012 by Atlantic Books.

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