25 November 2015

And Yet...; Christopher Hitchens

And Yet ...: EssaysAnd Yet ...: Essays by Christopher Hitchens
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Some of these essays were familiar from past issues of The Atlantic and Vanity Fair, while others were new (to me), but even the familiar ones were worth the re-read (yes, even the "improvement" series) simply because the authorial voice is so good. Perhaps it's not the case, but I have this vision of the articles springing whole from his head, no research needed for the allusions and historical context (see the essay on Che Guevara). Whether or not you agree with his political or religious views, Hitchens' writing is glorious and may - as it did me - leave you feeling intellectually inadequate.

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