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Orwell's two indelible classics marking the author's birth centenary.
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Controversial and consummate essayist Christopher Hitchens looks with love, loathing, warmth, and authority at a wide range of political and cultural issues, past and present. Astute, vivid, and uninhibited on dozens of famous and not-so-famous writers, he is a phrasemaker par excellence, with a quiver full of barbed arrows, ready to fly at unsuspecting targets. His fresh perceptions of such figures as varied as Charles Dickens, Karl Marx, Rebecca West, George Orwell, J.G. Ballard, and Philip Larkin are matched in brilliance by his pungent discussions and intrepid observations, gathered from a lifetime of traveling and reporting from such destinations as Iran, China, and Pakistan. What emerges from this indispensable volume is an intellectual self-portrait of a writer with an exemplary steadiness of purpose and a love affair with the English language. Christopher Hitchens passed away on December 15, 2011). Index. 788p.
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Diaries

By George Orwell

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Collects the diaries of George Orwell, chronicling the major events of his life, including the rise of totalitarianism and the death of his first wife, that influenced his writing.
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Kingsley Amis was one of Great Britain's masters of comedic prose, whose work of over twenty novels and scores of criticism, poetry, and memoir, continues to influence comedy writers today. Now with 'Everyday Drinking',Amis's three works on the subject of boozing: 'Kingsley Amis on Drink', 'Every Day Drinking', and 'How's Your Glass?', are collected in one volume. Amis was known in his time as a socialite--and a lush! And now, his myriad thoughts on his favorite past time are served up, the wit: extra dry like his martinis. Included in the book are Amis' well-tested drink recipes, his musings on every aspect of a night's drinking, as well as a number of quizes just for fun.
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With his pummeling erudition and wit, journalist Christopher Hitchens addresses the most urgent issue of our time: the malignant force of religion in the world. Redefining the debate about religion in public life, Hitchens takes on the faithful, arguing eloquently to make the ultimate case against religion through a close & learned reading of the major religious texts. Citing the personal story of his own dangerous encounters with faith, Hitchens describes his intellectual journey toward a secular view of life based on science and reason, in which the heavens are replaced by the Hubble telescope's awesome view and the double helix replaces Moses and the burning bush. 307p.
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In the tradition of Bertrand Russell's Why I Am Not a Christian, Christopher Hitchens makes the ultimate case against religion in this series of acute readings of the major religious texts. He demonstrates the ways in which religion is man-made, dangerously sexually repressive and distorts the very origins of the cosmos. With robust clarity, Hitchens frames the argument for a more secular life based on science and reason, in which hell is replaced by the Hubble Telescope's awesome view of the universe and Moses and the burning bush give way to the beauty and symmetry of the double helix. Arguing that the concept of an omniscient God has profoundly damaged humanity, Hitchens farily revels in the possibility of society without religion. References, Index. 307p.
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One of the most noticed and debated public intellectuals of our time, despite decades on the public stage, Christopher Hitchens has rarely written of the private dimensions of his life - until now. The book is the candid,personal history of a complicated man: English-born and American by adoption, all atheist and partly Jewish, stalwartly bohemian (proudly flaunting 'drinking' along with 'disputation' as 'hobbies' in Who's Who), and rigorously intellectual. Here he discusses his famously unbending convictions, tracing the thread of principle that connects his opposition to war in Vietnam and his support for intervention in Iraq. Written in a mode that is anything but shy. Photos.
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Shows the United Nations building in New York, and discusses how it reflects the optimism of the postwar era
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Mortality

By Christopher Hitchens

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"Courageous, insightful and candid thoughts on malady and mortality from one of our most celebrated writers"--Provided by the publisher.
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Mortality

By Christopher Hitchens

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The author Hitch-22 describes his ultimately losing battle with esophageal cancer while writing columns for Vanity Fair on politics and culture and also describing his personal and philosophical view of life and death. (biography & autobiography). Simultaneous.
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This second volume of Christopher Isherwood's remarkable diaries opens on his fifty-sixth birthday, as the fifties give way to the decade of social and sexual revolution. Isherwood takes the reader from the bohemian sunshine of Southern California to a London finally swinging free of postwar gloom, to the racy cosmpolitanism of New York and to the raw Australian outback. he charts his ongoing quest for spiritual certainty under the guidance of his Hindu guru, and he reveals in reckless detail the emotional drama of his love for the American painter Don Bachardy, thrity years his junior and struggling to establish his own artistic identity. The diaries are crammed with wicked gossip and probing psychological insights about the cultural icons of the time - from Francis Bacon to Gore Vidal. But the diaries are most revealing about Isherwood himself - his fiction, his film writing, his college teaching, and his affairs of the heart. In the background run references to the political and historical events of the period. , i.e., the Vietnam War, the Summer of Love. An unparalleled chronicle with open-ended consequences. Glossary, Index. 756p.
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(Eminent Lives series). Renowned as a fearless public speaker on political and social issues, Hitchens, author of, among other books, 'Why Orwell Matters,' and, most recently, 'A Long Short War: The Postponed Liberation of Iraq,' produces a compelling new biography of Thomas Jefferson that demonstrates his (Jefferson's) versatility. 160p.
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(Books That Changed The World series). Firstpublished in 1791, Thomas Paine's treatise, 'Declaration of the Rights of Man' is a uniquely American defense of man's inalienable rights. Here, bestselling author and commentator Christopher Hitchens examines this vital work, demonstrating how it established the philosophical basis of our democracy and how it is still viable in today's increasingly controlled society. Timely and sure to be controversial, this invaluable resource offers a glimpse into the mind of one of America's greatest political thinkers and into a possible future in which America continues to treasure the value of rights and reason. Notes, Index.
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