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Hitch-22 : a memoir

Author: Christopher Hitchens
Publisher: New York : Twelve, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Christopher Hitchens is one of the most noticed and debated public intellectuals of our time. Hitch-22 tells of his complex and warm relationship with his late mother (whose Jewish heritage he discovered only after her suicide), his formative experiences as a socialist and activist, and the authors who shaped his intellect (from Evelyn Waugh and P.G. Wodehouse, to Karl Marx and Richard Llewelyn).-Derived from book  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Christopher Hitchens; Christopher Hitchens; Christopher Hitchens
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Hitchens
ISBN: 9780446540339 0446540331 9780446566988 0446566985
OCLC Number: 464590644
Notes: Includes index.
Description: x, 435 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue with premonitions --
Yvonne --
The Commander --
Fragments from an education --
Cambridge --
The sixties: revolution in the revolution --
Chris or Christopher? --
Havana versus Prague --
The Fenton factor --
Martin --
Portugal to Poland --
A second identity: on becoming an (Anglo) American --
Changing places --
Salman --
Mesopotamia from both sides --
Something of myself --
Thinking thrice about the Jewish question --
Edward Said in light and shade (and Saul) --
Decline, mutation, or metamorphosis?
Other Titles: Hitch-twenty-two
Responsibility: Christopher Hitchens.

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Christopher Hitchens is one of the most noticed and debated public intellectuals of our time. Hitch-22 tells of his complex and warm relationship with his late mother (whose Jewish heritage he discovered only after her suicide), his formative experiences as a socialist and activist, and the authors who shaped his intellect (from Evelyn Waugh and P.G. Wodehouse, to Karl Marx and Richard Llewelyn).-Derived from book jacket.

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