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Author: Christopher Hitchens
Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Essay : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection of essays by Christopher Hitchens offers an indispensable key to understanding the passionate and skeptical spirit of one of the most dazzling writers, widely admired for his style, a result of his disciplined and candid thinking. Topics range from why Charles Dickens was among the best of writers and the worst of men to the science fiction of J.G. Ballard; from the legacies of Thomas Jefferson and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hitchens, Christopher.
Arguably.
Sydney : Allen & Unwin, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Hitchens
ISBN: 9781742693798 1742693792
OCLC Number: 746238030
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 788 pages)
Contents: Title page; Contents; Introduction; I. ALL AMERICAN; Gods of Our Fathers: The United States of Enlightenment; The Private Jefferson; Jefferson Versus the Muslim Pirates; Benjamin Franklin: Free and Easy; John Brown: The Man Who Ended Slavery; Abraham Lincoln: Misery's Child; Mark Twain: American Radical; Upton Sinclair: A Capitalist Primer; JFK: In Sickness and by Stealth; Saul Bellow: The Great Assimilator; Vladimir Nabokov: Hurricane Lolita; John Updike, Part One: No Way; John Updike, Part Two: Mr. Geniality; Vidal Loco; America the Banana Republic; An Anglosphere Future; Political Animals. Old Enough to DieIn Defense of Foxhole Atheists; In Search of the Washington Novel; II. ECLECTIC AFFINITIES; Isaac Newton: Flaws of Gravity; The Men Who Made England: Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall; Edmund Burke: Reactionary Prophet; Samuel Johnson: Demons and Dictionaries; Gustav Flaubert: I'm with Stupide; The Dark Side of Dickens; Marx's Journalism: The Grub Street Years; Rebecca West: Things Worth Fighting For; Ezra Pound: A Revolutionary Simpleton; On Animal Farm; Jessica Mitford's Poison Pen; W. Womerset Maugham: Poor Old Willie; Evelyn Waugh: The Permanent Adolescent. P.G. Wodehouse: The Honorable SchoolboyAnthony Powell: An Omnivorous Curiosity; John Buchan: Spy Thriller's Father; Graham Greene: I'll Be Damned; Death from a Salesman: Graham Greene's Bottled Ontology; Loving Philip Larkin; Stephen Spender: A Nice Bloody Fool; Edward Upward: The Captive Mind; C.L.R. James: Mid Off, Not Right On; J.G. Ballard: The Catastrophist; Fraser's Flashman: Scoundrel Time; Fleet Street's Finest: From Waugh to Frayn; Saki: Where the Wild Things Are; Harry Potter: The Boy Who Lived; III. AMUSEMENTS, ANNOYANCES, AND DISAPPOINTMENTS; Why Women Aren't Funny. Stieg Larsson: The Author Who Played with FireAs American as Apple Pie; So Many Men's Rooms, So Little Time; The New Commandments; In Your Face; Wine Drinkers of the World, Unite; Charles, Prince of Piffle; IV. OFFSHORE ACCOUNTS; Afghanistan's Dangerous Bet; First, Silence the Whistle-Blower; Believe Me, It's Torture; Iran's Waiting Game; Long Live Democratic Seismology; Benazir Bhutto: Daughter of Destiny; From Abbottabad to Worse; The Perils of Partition; Algeria: A French Quarrel; The Case of Orientalism; Edward Said: Where the Twain Should Have Met; The Swastika and the Cedar. Holiday in IraqTunisia: At the Desert's Edge; What Happened to the Suicide Bombers of Jerusalem?; Childhood's End: An African Nightmare; The Vietnam Syndrome; Once Upon a Time in Germany; Worse Than Nineteen Eighty-four; North Korea: A Nation of Racist Dwarves; The Eighteenth Brumaire of the Castro Dynasty; Hugo Boss; Is the Euro Doomed?; Overstating Jewish Power; The Case for Humanitarian Intervention; V. LEGACIES OF TOTALITARIANISM; Victor Serge: Pictures from an Inquisition; Andre Malraux: One Man's Fate; Arthur Koestler: The Zealot; Isabel Allende: Chile Redux; The Persian Version.
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He raises hackles or receives resounding cheers, he's loved or hated but never ignored. Christopher Hitchens is possibly the most provocative writer of our time, fearless and forthright with no  Read more...

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