Prolific writer and political journalist Christopher Hitchens is to release a collection of essays in what may be his last book. The first new book of essays since , "Arguably" features a collection of essays previously written for Vanity Fair — of which he is a contributing editor — Slate, The Atlantic, and The New York Times. Speaking on a range of topics and subjects, which includes everything from anti-Semitism to how to win an argument over a Georgetown dinner table, the year-old author continues to frankly and passionately tell readers about all the wonders and pitfalls of humanity, however grave or seemingly trivial. Harry Potter also appears to take a notable seat in his novel. Is Christianity Good For the World?
The British-born journalist, essayist, commentator and agent provocateur Christopher Hitchens turned righteous indignation into an elite art form. With his British accent, impeccable vocabulary and burning insight, along with the generally rumpled appearance of a man who spends a lot of time scratching his head over the madness of the world, Hitchens became a fixture both in the pages of magazines like The Nation, Vanity Fair, The Atlantic and Slate, and on news-analysis shows. Hitchens made it no secret that he drove his body into the ground with cigarettes and drink. But his mind never wavered.
Christopher Hitchens, a Man of His Words
Christopher Hitchens occupies a unique position in American letters. A transplanted Englishman living in Washington, D. He seems willing to write on any subject - cultural, political, personal, religious or antireligious, since he is a devout atheist - and place his words in any periodical in the land. Book reviews for the Atlantic, reportage for Vanity Fair and opinion pieces for Slate are among his regular, though by no means exclusive, outlets.
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. Born on April 13, , his quick wit and seemingly endless philosophical knowledge helped to create his legacy that still remains to this day, even after his death on December 15, Christopher Hitchens was born in Hampshire, England a few years after the war that brought his parents together. As his father was a Royal Navy Officer, he moved a variety of times throughout his childhood. From an early age, he was drawn to a myriad of different novels and essays, such as 'Crime and Punishment' and 'Religion and the Rise of Capitalism' by R.