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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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Wilfred Owen - 2018-10-13
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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
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
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Scenes of Clerical Life
George Eliot - 2016-10-14 (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...
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The gold standard.      source
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The Cruel Sea
Nicholas Monsarrat - 2000-03-14 (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
I have read The Cruel Sea about 50 times before I was 15.      source
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A Life
Edwin Williamson - 2004-08-03
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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...
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This biography reaches the heart of the labyrinth—the intense and wondrous life of Jorge Luis Borges.      source
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Bitter Lemons of Cyprus
Lawrence. Durrell - 1900-01-01 (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 ...
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Beautiful but patronizing memoir.      source