And Yet…: A Sunday Times Bestseller
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Praise for Christopher Hitchens:
“The essays in ‘Arguably’ remind us of other dimensions to this singular writer and thinker that are sometimes overshadowed by the range of his political commentary. Though there are plenty of essays on politics to be found here, the book also treats us to other arrows in Hitchens’ proverbial quiver, including his bracing, exhilarating approach to important literary figures…Its value is clear and needs no justification. And since his diagnosis of esophageal cancer last year, opportunities to hear him, understandably, have been fewer. Which is another thing ‘Arguably’ inadvertently addresses – for in reading this collection of his thoughts, immersing yourself in the particular turns of phrase and associations of Hitchens’ wit, you suddenly realize something else: You’re hearing his voice again.”–Nick Owchar, Los Angeles Times
“Christopher Hitchens’s selected essays are Arguably (Twelve) his finest to date.”–Vanity Fair
“One reads him [Hitchens] despite his reputation as someone who wants to drink, argue, and tear the ornaments off the tree, because he is, first and last, a writer, an always exciting, often exacting, furious polemicist. This fact, the most salient thing about him, often gets neglected in the public jousting. Arguably, Hitchens’s new collection, forcefully proves this point. Consisting of three kinds of writing – literary journalism, political commentary, and cultural complaint – Arguably offers a panoramic if somewhat jaundiced view of the last decade or so of cultural and political history.”–The Boston Globe
“Opinions are to Christopher Hitchens what oil is to Saudi Arabia. This collection, featuring his liveliest, funniest and most infamous essays….There is a time for the balanced, even-handed and sober approach – but why bother with any of that when you could be reading someone as provocative and impish as Hitchens?”–The New York Post”A rare blend of elements: the buoyant and the serious, the streetwise and the learned, the crude joking of the pub and ‘the cut glass Oxford tones’ of civilized debate.”–David Castronovo, Commonweal”A very good new collection… The best reason to read AND YET… may be its inclusion of a three-part essay, ‘On the Limits of Self-Improvement, ‘ that Mr. Hitchens wrote for Vanity Fair about trying to get himself in shape. It is as hilarious as it is wise, and I predict it will be published before long as its own pocket-size book… The moment when Mr. Hitchens undergoes the male version of a Brazilian bikini wax… has yet to be recognized, but surely will be, as among the funniest passages in this country’s literature.”–The New York Times”Arguably the best–and certainly the most prolific–essayist Britain has produced since George Orwell.”–Andrew Anthony, The Observer”In this volume one is given a model of how to be a thoughtful journalist. Today, four years after his death, Hitchens is correctly seen as a writer who was unafraid to swim against the tide, even to the point of being politically incorrect… All in all, another great book of essays from a writer who we wish were still alive to produce more copy.”–National Review”Just as with rock bands that seem to have done more farewell tours than pre-farewell performances, there’s probably more in the vault–but in this case, that’s a very good thing indeed.”– Kirkus ReviewsPraise for And Yet…”Christopher Hitchens is sorely missed, And Yet…, reading his new book – a bounty of famous scalps, thunder-blasted targets, and a few love letters – is such a powerful reminder of the late V.F. contributing editor and notorious provocateur in chief’s erudite and scathing assessments of American culture, it’s almost as if he’s here.”– Vanity Fair –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. And Yet… gathers the previously uncollected essays of the late Christopher Hitchens into a final volume of peerless prose from one of the great thinkers of our times. –This text refers to the hardcover edition.
god Is Not Great: ‘Hitchens is a grand rhetorician, and his double-barrelled shotgun of a book is high entertainment… As with Voltaire, his scornful laughter is a powerful weapon.’ Christopher Hart, Sunday Times ‘The anti-religion case has never been put so well, so comprehensively or so definitively as in this razor-sharp book… Outstanding.’ A.C. Grayling, Independent on Sunday Arguably: ‘Essays on everything… remind us what we’ve lost in Hitchens – someone to provoke assent, outrage, laughter and thought’ Sunday Telegraph Mortality: ‘A trenchant, learned, iconoclastic and splendidly witty commentator on public life… unremittingly elegant, a master of graceful prose’ John Banville
–This text refers to the hardcover edition. Christopher Hitchens was born April 13, 1949, in England and graduated from Balliol College at Oxford University. The father of three children, he was the author of more than twenty books and pamphlets, including collections of essays, criticism, and reportage. His book God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything was a finalist for the 2007 National Book Award and an international bestseller. His bestselling memoir, Hitch-22, was a finalist for the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award for autobiography. The New York Times named his bestselling omnibus Arguably one of the ten best books of the year. A visiting professor of liberal studies at the New School in New York City, he was also the I.F. Stone professor at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley. He was a columnist, literary critic, and contributing editor at Vanity Fair, The Atlantic, Slate, The Times Literary Supplement, The Nation, New Statesman, World Affairs, and Free Inquiry, among other publications. Following his death, Yoko Ono awarded him the Lennon-Ono Grant for Peace. –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. The range is remarkable… Literary criticism is often where he shines – the pieces on Orwell and Chesterton, in particular, are alert, nuanced and witty. (The Financial Times)Displaying his trademark wit, and a rare humility, are Hitchens’ three pieces on ‘The Limits of Self-Improvement’… He’s also capable of thoughtful, restrained responses to emotive subjects. (The Independent on Sunday)To read Hitchens is to feel not just that he is before you on the page, but that he has sequestered you for a drink. He is intensely and agreeably present. (The Weekly Telegraph)And yet… there are few journalists who can match the verve and panache of Hitchens’s prose. He mixes the loquaciousness of the barfly with the fluency of the literary artist, and could not pen a dull sentence if he tried. (The Guardian)A very good new collection of Mr Hitchens’s work previously unpublished in book form (New York Times)One of the pleasures of this collection is the frequent sense that Hitchens’s voice still haunts the news and will long continue to do so. (The Observer)What you will find in And Yet…, is a body of work that offers some of the most various, nutritious and amusing prose you are likely to encounter, and that stands as a testament to the consolations of a phrase he cherished: litera scripta manet – the written word remains. (The Daily Telegraph)His force of personality is felt on every page, as is a creeping awareness of his own mortality. (The Sunday Telegraph)A must-read for it’s laugh-out-loud consideration of Ian Fleming, alongside his thoughts on Charles Dickens, Salman Rushdie, Hilary Clinton and Barack Obama. How sad and dull it will be to follow the next American election without his coruscating commentary. (GQ)And here is that voice again, alive, fiercely engaged with many of the same issues he left us to deal with: politics, patriotism, God or His absence, death and, inevitable, books. (Spectator) –This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition. Christopher Hitchens was an unparalleled, prolific writer, who raised the polemical essay to a new art form, over a lifetime of thinking and debating the defining issues of our times. As an essayist he contributed to the New Statesman, Atlantic Monthly, London Review of Books, TLS and Vanity Fair. Any publication of a volume of Hitchens’ essays was a major event on both sides of the Atlantic. Now comes a volume of Hitchens’ previously uncollected essays, covering the themes that define Hitchens the thinker: literature, religion and politics –This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition. 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, 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, was nominated for the Orwell Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. –This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition. Read more
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