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Love, Poverty and War : Journeys and Essays - Christopher Hitchens

Love, Poverty and War

Journeys and Essays

Paperback Published: 17th November 2006
ISBN: 9781843544524
Number Of Pages: 496

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The departure point for this book is an antique saying: life is complete unless love, poverty and war have been experienced. In 'Love', Christopher Hitchens celebrates the work of Joyce, Proust and Borges. 'Poverty' includes a series of devastating assessments of Michael Moore and the cult of the Kennedys. The book's final section, 'War', contains biting reportage from North Korea, Pakistan and Iraq.

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Dazzling, and often very moving, writing from the 1990s by 'one of the most prolific, as well as brilliant, journalists of our time * Observer *
An exceptional political polemicist * Prospect *
Hitchens is just too damn good. * New Statesman *

The medals of his defeatsp. 3
A man of permanent contradictionsp. 29
The old manp. 43
Huxley and Brave New Worldp. 55
Greenelandp. 69
Scoopp. 77
The man of feelingp. 87
The misfortune of poetryp. 99
The acutest ear in Parisp. 109
Joyce in bloomp. 123
The immortalp. 131
It happened on sunsetp. 143
The ballad of Route 66p. 155
The adventures of Augie Marchp. 179
Rebel ghostsp. 191
America's poet? : Bob Dylan's achievementp. 201
I fought the law in Bloomberg's New Yorkp. 211
For Patriot dreamsp. 219
Martha Inc.p. 229
Scenes from an executionp. 235
In sickness and by stealthp. 247
The strange case of David Irvingp. 255
Why Americans are not taught historyp. 265
A hundred years of muggeryp. 279
Unfairenheit 9/11 : the lies of Michael Moorep. 289
Virginity regainedp. 301
The divine onep. 305
The devil and Mother Teresap. 309
Blessed are the phrasemakersp. 319
Jewish powers, Jewish perilp. 323
The future of an illusionp. 333
The gospel according to Melp. 339
The struggle of the Kurdsp. 351
Thunder in the Black Mountainsp. 365
Visit to a small planetp. 373
Havana can waitp. 387
The Clinton-Douglas debatesp. 397
We're still standingp. 403
The morning afterp. 407
Against rationalizationp. 411
Of sin, the Left, & Islamic fascismp. 415
A rejoinder to Noam Chomskyp. 421
Blaming Bin Laden firstp. 429
The ends of warp. 433
Pakistan : on the frontier of apocalypsep. 437
Saddam's long good-byep. 451
A liberating experiencep. 463
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ISBN: 9781843544524
ISBN-10: 1843544520
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 496
Published: 17th November 2006
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.1  x 3.5
Weight (kg): 0.47
Edition Number: 1

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Christopher Hitchens

About the Author

Born on April 13, 1949 in Portsmouth, England, Christopher Hitchens wrote for a variety of English magazines before moving to the United States in 1981. Hitchens established himself as one of the leading intellectual writers of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, willing to offend his readership with his controversial positions on matters such as religion, art, politics, war and literature.

Hitchens died on December 15, 2011, from complications arising from oesophageal cancer. His death prompted tributes and eulogies from a range of public figures, including Tony Blair, Richard Dawkins, Martin Amis, James Fenton, and Stephen Fry.

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