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Unacknowledged legislation : writers in the public sphere

Author: Christopher Hitchens
Publisher: London ; New York : Verso, 2000
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"Many have seen the encounter between literature and politics as necessarily fraught. Norman Podhoretz, for instance, examined the intersection under the rubric 'The Bloody Crossroads' (a term he borrowed from Lionel Trilling). Christopher Hitchens, in this sparkling engagement with literature and its producers, prefers a different approach. Taking inspiration from Shelley's description of the poet as an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hitchens, Christopher.
Unacknowledged legislation.
London ; New York : Verso, 2000 (2001 printing)
(OCoLC)606493380
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Hitchens
ISBN: 1859847862 9781859847862
OCLC Number: 45714737
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xx, 358 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: I. 'In praise of ...' --
The Wilde side --
Oscar Wilde's socialism --
Lord trouble --
George Orwell and Raymond Williams --
Oh, Lionel! --
Age of ideology --
The real thing --
The cosmopolitan man --
After-time --
Ireland --
Stuck in neutral --
A regular bill --
Not dead yet --
II. 'In spite of themselves...' --
Old man Kipling --
Critic of the booboisie --
Goodbye to Berlin --
The grimmest tales --
The importance of being Andy --
How unpleasant to meet Mr Eliot --
Powell's way --
Something about the poems --
The egg-head's egger-on --
Bloom's way --
III. 'Themes...' --
Hooked on ebonics --
In defence of plagiarism --
Ode to the West Wing --
IV. 'For their own sake...' --
O'Brian's great voyage --
The case of Arthur Conan Doyle --
The road to West Egg --
Rebel in evening clothes --
The long littleness of life --
V. 'Enemies list...' --
Running on empty --
Unmaking Friends --
Something for the boys --
The cruiser.
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