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Unacknowledged Legislation : Writers in the Public Sphere.

Author: Christopher Hitchens
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Books Ltd, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Unacknowledged Legislation is a celebration of Percy Shelley's assertion that 'poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world'. In over thirty magnificent essays on writers from Oscar Wilde to Salman Rushdie, and with his trademark wit, rigour and flair, master critic Christopher Hitchens dispels the myth of politics as a stone tied to the neck of literature. Instead, Hitchens argues that when all parties in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Hitchens, Christopher.
Unacknowledged Legislation : Writers in the Public Sphere.
New York : Atlantic Books Ltd, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Hitchens
ISBN: 9781782394983 1782394982
OCLC Number: 1038499058
Description: 1 online resource (668 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication Page; Contents; Foreword; 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 Bull; 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 EbonicsIn 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; Acknowledgements; Index; About the Author; Also by Christopher Hitchens.

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Unacknowledged Legislation is a celebration of Percy Shelley's assertion that 'poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world'. In over thirty magnificent essays on writers from Oscar Wilde to Salman Rushdie, and with his trademark wit, rigour and flair, master critic Christopher Hitchens dispels the myth of politics as a stone tied to the neck of literature. Instead, Hitchens argues that when all parties in the state were agreed on a matter, it was the individual pens that created the space for a true moral argument.

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