Arguably

Arguably

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Large Print - 2011
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The first new book of essays by Christopher Hitchens since 2004, ARGUABLY offers an indispensable key to understanding the passionate and skeptical spirit of one of our most dazzling writers, widely admired for the clarity of his style, a result of his disciplined and candid thinking. Topics range from ruminations on why Charles Dickens was among the best of writers and the worst of men to the haunting science fiction of J.G. Ballard; from the enduring legacies of Thomas Jefferson and George Orwell to the persistent agonies of anti-Semitism and jihad. Hitchens even looks at the recent financial crisis and argues for arthe enduring relevance of Karl Marx. The book forms a bridge between the two parallel enterprises of culture and politics. It reveals how politics justifies itself by culture, and how the latter prompts the former.
Publisher: New York : Twelve, 2011
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9781455504114
1455504114
Branch Call Number: LP 814.54 HIT NVD
Characteristics: xxiv, 1201 p. (large print) ; 24 cm

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bluegrassbloke
Mar 07, 2016

Calling Hitchens a provocateur is to drastically oversimplify his genius, and do him a great injustice. His language skills alone provides us with a model to reach for in the language we love and care about.

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Ron@Ottawa
Nov 19, 2012

This is a collection of essays written by Hitchens in the past decade, which appeared in various magazines such as The Atlantic. They are good short reads. However, because of the dates some articles may appear out-of-date now.

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bloggermusicman
Jul 22, 2012

This series of essays is probably the best introduction you can get to the writing of Hitch. You get his views on everything from literature to history to current and recent events. One of the wittiest essayists in English, and one of the great journalists and debators of his generation. These essays are all splendid reads.

debwalker Nov 08, 2011

From the brilliant and always provocative Hitchens.

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Jul 04, 2012

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annobooks Oct 01, 2012

Wish I was more politically astute and knowledgeable about world history and then I could have kept up with Hitchins. I was in over my head. He is brilliant and funny, which is a great combination.

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