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Christopher Hitchens

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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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Poems
Wilfred Owen - Oct 13, 2018
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copy...
Christopher Hitchens
Mar 04, 2010
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
Scenes of Clerical Life
George Eliot - Oct 14, 2016 (first published in 1857)
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Scenes of Clerical Life is the title under which George Eliot's first published fictional work, a collection of three short stories, was released in book form; it was the first of her works to be released under her famous pseudonym. The stories were first published in Blackwood's Magazine over the course of the year 1857, initially anonymously, bef...
Christopher Hitchens
Mar 04, 2010
The gold standard.      source
The Cruel Sea
Nicholas Monsarrat - Mar 14, 2000 (first published in 1951)
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A powerful novel of the North Atlantic in World War II, this is the story of the British ships Compass Rose and Saltash and of their desparate cat-and-mouse game with Nazi U-boats. First published to great acclaim in 1951, The Cruel Sea remains a classic novel of endurance and daring....
Christopher Hitchens
Jan 23, 2009
I have read The Cruel Sea about 50 times before I was 15.       source
Borges
A Life
Edwin Williamson - Aug 03, 2004
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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...
Christopher Hitchens
Sep 20, 2004
This biography reaches the heart of the labyrinth—the intense and wondrous life of Jorge Luis Borges.       source
Bitter Lemons of Cyprus
Lawrence. Durrell - Jan 01, 1900 (first published in 1957)
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Bitter Lemons of Cyprus is Lawrence Durrell's unique account of his time in Cyprus, during the 1950s Enosis movement for freedom of the island from British colonial rule. Winner of the Duff Cooper Memorial Prize, it is a document at once personal, poetic and subtly political - a masterly combination of travelogue, memoir and treatise.'He writes as ...
Christopher Hitchens
Beautiful but patronizing memoir.      source