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At the Martin Amis eulogy for Christopher Hitchens in New York City last week, Amis revealed that Hitchens confessed to being in “a world of pain” when the Iraq War, which he vigorously supported, was going badly, suggesting that Hitchens’ contrary nature was not as easy as it looked. Amis also said that Hitchens invariably […]
One of my favorite living writers on one of my favorite until-recently-living writers: Andrew Ferguson writes about Christopher Hitchens. I didn’t know until now that Hitch got the full Diana, with the obligatory mini-shrine outside his apartment building (near, I believe, what is now known as the Hinckley Hilton) consisting of notes from well-wishers, bottles […]
Who says there’s no life after death? Well, Christopher Hitchens, for one, but since his demise he’s remained a lively essayist. Here he is with a Charles Dickens bicentennial piece. He’s still got at least one more piece to run, not to mention a forthcoming memoir.
In case you were busy over the weekend, you might not have noticed that Christopher Hitchens got in a posthumous poke at Christmas in the Wall Street Journal, in which he bemoaned enforced seasonal joy. If you take no stock in the main Christian festival of Easter, or if you are a non-Jew who has […]
Stephen Fry hosts a video tribute to Christopher Hitchens a month or so ago….Reading the many fine obits and appreciations, I wonder why it is that these couldn’t have been published a month or two ago, when Hitchens could have chuckled over (and perhaps) rebutted them? Funerals are for the living; why not “living obituaries” […]
I was wondering what Christopher Hitchens would say about the gleeful spate of mob destruction in his native land. I suspected he wouldn’t be able to take a full-on conservative position because, as I’ve explained before, his style is generally to automatically defend the perceived underdog. Being an old Marxist, naturally he would see the […]
Unsentimental yet full of feeling and profound, Christopher Hitchens writes with great eloquence about “my year of living dyingly” and how it has robbed him of his speaking voice. One of his most moving essays, I think.
An ode to slash attack on the contradictions of Christopher Hitchens from the London Review of Books. Not only is it premature, but Hitchens keeps dishing out Slate columns every week. If this be dying, it looks pretty lively. I’ve just gotten a galley of “The Quotable Christopher Hitchens: From Alcohol to Zionism,” which is […]
Christopher Hitchens continues to amaze. I’m told he has commmitted to two more books, one a work of nonfiction which I assume is to be a memoir and one to be a tome of selected, previously published essays. He is going to debate Tony Blair and give interviews, such as this lengthy one with the […]
A rangy and unusually unsentimental interview with Charlie Rose shows Christopher Hitchens at his finest. Hitchens notes that his mother was a chain-smoker and his father was a heavy drinker. He begged his mother, at least, to stop. And his children took up the call with him. He said that the one thing that tends […]« Previous Entries