Love, Poverty and War: Journeys and Essays

Love, Poverty and War: Journeys and Essays


By (author) Christopher Hitchens

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  • Publisher: ATLANTIC BOOKS
  • Format: Paperback | 480 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 196mm x 38mm | 458g
  • Publication date: 10 August 2006
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1843544520
  • ISBN 13: 9781843544524
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Sales rank: 46,211

Product description

The departure point for this book is an antique saying: life is not complete unless love, poverty and war have been experienced. In 'Love', Christopher Hitchens celebrates the work of Joyce, Proust and Borges. 'Poverty' includes a series of devastating assessments of Michael Moore and the cult of the Kennedys. The book's final section, 'War', contains biting reportage from North Korea, Pakistan and Iraq.

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Author information

Christopher Hitchens (1949-2011) was a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and Visiting Professor in liberal studies at the New School in New York. He was the author of numerous books, including works on Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, George Orwell, Mother Theresa, Henry Kissinger and Bill and Hillary Clinton, as well as the international bestseller and National Book Award nominee, god Is Not Great.

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"'dazzling, and often very moving, writing from the 1990s by 'one of the most prolific, as well as brilliant, journalists of our time' (Observer). 'An exceptional political polemicist... Christopher Hichens might end up as the best literary and cultural critic of his generation.' David Herman, Prospect 'Hitchens is just too damn good.' Peter Wilby, New Statesman"