Christopher hitchens biography author of around 12 books and numerous essays on topics of political, religious and literary importance, christopher hitchens was a british-american writer and journalist. Christopher hitchens christopher hitchens was a world renowned and oft-controversial philosopher, journalist, novelist and debater that spent the majority of his life involved in debates with those whose views he disagreed with, providing lectures and appearing on talk shows regularly throughout his professional career. (rns) before his death at 62, christopher hitchens, the uber-atheist and best-selling author of god is not great: how religion poisons everything, considered becoming a christian. Mortality, jeff sharlet writes of the late christopher hitchens' small, posthumously published book of essays, composed while the author was dying of cancer, is death-writing at its. One of the charges against christopher hitchens that has stuck is that he was a member a new breed of militant atheists that besmirched the genteel world of modern western culture.
Mortality is a 2012, posthumously published book by anglo-american writer christopher hitchens, comprising seven essays which first appeared in vanity fair concerning his struggle with oesophageal cancer, with which he was diagnosed during his 2010 book tour and which killed him in december 2011. Christopher hitchens is preeminently in the second group he seems to be as widely read and traveled as he is prolific—the publicity sheet for the book notes that arguably: essays is his first collection since 2004, not counting the six other books he wrote or co-edited in the meantime. Christopher hitchens, a sharp-witted provocateur who used his formidable learning, biting wit and muscular prose style to skewer what he considered high-placed hypocrites, craven lackeys of the. Christopher hitchens november 2007 email facebook twitter it described the death, in mosul, iraq, of a young soldier from irvine, california, named mark jennings daily, and the unusual.
As an admirer of christopher hitchens' work, this collection of essays which were primarily reviews is essential reading you cannot have finished this book without being better informed and stimulated to read more of hitchens' work as well as the people and books he writes about. Christopher hitchens 1949- (full name christopher eric hitchens) english journalist, essayist, and nonfiction writer the following entry presents an overview of hitchens's career through 2001. Witty: writer christopher hitchens wrote of his cancer using a hospital food tray for his desk as he faced death from cancer, author and journalist christopher hitchens kept his wry sense of. British-born author, literary critic and journalist christopher hitchens has died at the age of 62 he died from pneumonia, a complication of the oesophageal cancer he had, at a texas hospital. At the time, christopher hitchens called mother teresa a fanatic, a fundamentalist, and a fraud, arguing that even more will be poor and sick if her example is followed on sept 4.
Christopher hitchens was an atlantic contributing editor and a vanity fair columnist more + for nearly a dozen years, christopher hitchens contributed an essay on books each month to the atlantic. The death of christopher hitchens in 2011 left a great hole in my reading life when the latest atlantic monthly arrived in the mail i would always check the contents to see if one of his essays or reviews was included, and if it was i would immediately turn to it. Christopher eric hitchens was born on april 13, 1949, in portsmouth, england his father was a career officer in the royal navy and later earned a modest living as a bookkeeper. Death christopher hitchens often addressed death and mortality in his essays, debates and lectures in fact, he wrote an entire novel on death, with the title simply being mortality, which was written specifically as a look at the disease he was suffering from, that of esophageal cancer.
Arguably: essays by christopher hitchens sep 4, 2012 by christopher hitchens paperback $1331 $ 13 31 $2000 prime save $082 with coupon free shipping on. Hitchens died of cancer in december 2011 and his last book, mortality, has just been published it includes seven essays he penned for vanity fair, and a final chapter that he never finished. An avowed atheist, a celebrated intellectual, a tv debater, and wit, christopher hitchens was well known for his numerous books, essays in vanity fair , and bestsellers: god is not great: how religion poisons everything hitch-22: a memoir and arguably. 'arguably' is great but it is not of the 'god is not great' genre it's a choice selection of christopher hitchens' own essays, and of a vaster scope than the global-fallout-from-religion that the 'god' title focuses on.
Christopher hitchens load more featured new establishment summit disney ceo bob iger on fox acquisition: i like taking big risks. Christopher hitchens (1949-2011) was a columnist for vanity fair and the author, most recently, of arguably, a collection of essays. As hitchens approaches death, he writes, it's no fun to appreciate the full truth of the materialistic proposition that i don't have a body, i am a body this is the kind of claim hitchens takes.