Christopher Eric Hitchens was an English intellectual, polemicist, and socio-political critic who expressed himself as an author, orator, essayist, journalist, and columnist.
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Scenes of Clerical Life
"Scenes of Clerical Life" is a collection of three short stories that delve into the lives of Anglican clergymen and their congregations in the fictional town of Milby in the English Midlands. Set over a fifty year period, George Eliot's debut work explores the tensions between the Established and the Dissenting Churches, religious reform, poverty, alcoholism, and domestic violence. A fascinating exploration of social issues and the human condition, this work is a must-read for fans of historical fiction.
The gold standard. – source
Poems by Wilfred Owen is a culturally important work that has been deemed significant enough to be preserved for generations to come. This collection of poems, now in the public domain in the United States and possibly other nations, is a stunning example of Owen's skill as a poet. Scholars and readers alike can appreciate the seamless blend of original graphical elements with easy-to-read text in this republished version. Keep the knowledge alive and relevant with Poems by Wilfred Owen.
I think people should read George Elliot. In particular they should read 'Dulce et Decorum Est.' The poem that first arrested me. There is no reason to not read that. – source
The Cruel Sea
Experience the unrelenting drama of World War II's North Atlantic battles through the story of British vessels Compass Rose and Saltash. Follow their heart-pounding game of cat-and-mouse with Nazi U-boats in this gripping novel. Originally published in 1951, The Cruel Sea is a timeless tale of survival and bravery that still captures readers' imaginations today.
I have read The Cruel Sea about 50 times before I was 15. – source
Short story writer, essayist, and poet Jorge Luis Borges (1899–1986) revolutionized the literature of Latin America almost single-handedly and left a legion of readers and admirers worldwide. Based on an unprecedented range of interviews and on research into previously unknown or unavailable resources, this is the first biography in any language to...
This biography reaches the heart of the labyrinth—the intense and wondrous life of Jorge Luis Borges. – source
Bitter Lemons of Cyprus
Experience the beauty and tragedy of Cyprus during the Enosis movement through the eyes of Lawrence Durrell. Bitter Lemons of Cyprus is a masterful combination of travelogue, memoir, and treatise, offering a personal and poetic account of Durrell's time on the island. Winner of the Duff Cooper Memorial Prize, Durrell's work delves into the nuances of peasant conversation and landscape, while also providing insight into the political tensions of the time. The perfect read for those interested in history, politics, and literature.
Beautiful but patronizing memoir. – source