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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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Scenes of Clerical Life
George Eliot - 2002-01-24 (first published in 1857)
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"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.
Christopher Hitchens
The gold standard.      source
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Wilfred Owen - 1990-01-01 (first published in 1918)
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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.
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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The Cruel Sea
Nicholas Monsarrat - 2000-03-14 (first published in 1951)
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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.
Christopher Hitchens
I have read The Cruel Sea about 50 times before I was 15.      source
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A Life
Edwin Williamson - 2005-07-26 (first published in 2004)
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Explore the life and works of a literary icon who revolutionized Latin American literature in unprecedented ways. This groundbreaking biography delves into the little-known personal side of the short story writer, essayist, and poet, Jorge Luis Borges, bringing to light his roots in Argentina, relationships with family and friends, and the evolution of his political beliefs. With new insights into the writer's inner world and the conflicts that drove him, this compelling and poignant portrait offers a fresh perspective on one of the most important literary voices of the modern era.
Christopher Hitchens
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 - 2000-07-03 (first published in 1957)
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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.
Christopher Hitchens
Beautiful but patronizing memoir.      source