Mega Dose
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | September 30, 2014

Brian Doyle: IMG The Rude Burl of Our Masks



One day when I was 12 years old and setting off on my newspaper route after school my mom said will you stop at the doctor's and pick up something... Continue »
  1. $13.27 Sale Trade Paper add to wish list

    Children and Other Wild Animals

    Brian Doyle 9780870717543

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$8.50
Used Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Burnside LG- LARGE PRINT723Endcap, 725EndCap,

Arguably (Large Print)

by

Arguably (Large Print) Cover

ISBN13: 9781455504114
ISBN10: 1455504114
Condition: Standard
Dustjacket: None
All Product Details

Only 1 left in stock at $8.50!

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

ARGUABLY collects the finest work by America's foremost rhetorical Pugilist (The Village Voice) in one volume for the first time. Spanning four remarkable decades, this collection includes the author's masterful early writings on civil rights, Vietnam, and international incidents such as the Greek military junta, as well as his inflammatory — and now infamous — columns on the Clintons, the Catholic Church, Mother Theresa, radical Islam, and an array of meditations on contemporary politics and political figures. From his earliest articles for the New Statesman, where he worked alongside such writers as Martin Amis, Ian McEwan and numerous others, to pieces written after his emigration to the United States for the Nation, the Atlantic, Slate.com and Vanity Fair, these Selected Writings display his rare genius, indomitable wit and singular command of language. ARGUABLY is a definitive summation of one of the most dazzling and influential minds in American letters that should draw new readers as well as the author's decades-old fans who would for the first time have his most signature essays collected in one volume.

Synopsis:

The first new book of essays by Christopher Hitchens since 2004, ARGUABLY offers an indispensable key to understanding the passionate and skeptical spirit of one of our most dazzling writers, widely admired for the clarity of his style, a result of his disciplined and candid thinking. Topics range from ruminations on why Charles Dickens was among the best of writers and the worst of men to the haunting science fiction of J.G. Ballard; from the enduring legacies of Thomas Jefferson and George Orwell to the persistent agonies of anti-Semitism and jihad. Hitchens even looks at the recent financial crisis and argues for arthe enduring relevance of Karl Marx. The book forms a bridge between the two parallel enterprises of culture and politics. It reveals how politics justifies itself by culture, and how the latter prompts the former. In this fashion, ARGUABLY burnishes Christopher Hitchens' credentials as-to quote Christopher Buckley-our "greatest living essayist in the English language."

About the Author

Christopher Hitchens was a contributing editor toVanity Fair, Slate, and The Atlantic, and the author of numerous books, including works on Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, and George Orwell. He also wrote the international bestsellers god Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything, Hitch-22: A Memoir, and Arguably. He died in 2011.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781455504114
Subtitle:
Essays by Christopher Hitchens
Author:
Hitchens, Christopher
Author:
Hitchens, Christopher
Publisher:
Twelve
Subject:
Sociology -- essays.
Subject:
Anthologies-Essays
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Essayists; Dickens; Charles; Science fiction writers; Literary critics; Writers; Jefferson; Thomas; Anti-Semitism; Jihad; Politics; Cultural identity
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20110901
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
1232
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.5 x 2.5 in 3.5 lb

Other books you might like

  1. Old Calabria (Marlboro Travel) New Trade Paper $32.95

Related Subjects

Featured Titles » Bestsellers
Fiction and Poetry » Anthologies » Essays
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » General
History and Social Science » Journalism » Journalists

Arguably (Large Print) Used Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$8.50 In Stock
Product details 1232 pages Twelve - English 9781455504114 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
The first new book of essays by Christopher Hitchens since 2004, ARGUABLY offers an indispensable key to understanding the passionate and skeptical spirit of one of our most dazzling writers, widely admired for the clarity of his style, a result of his disciplined and candid thinking. Topics range from ruminations on why Charles Dickens was among the best of writers and the worst of men to the haunting science fiction of J.G. Ballard; from the enduring legacies of Thomas Jefferson and George Orwell to the persistent agonies of anti-Semitism and jihad. Hitchens even looks at the recent financial crisis and argues for arthe enduring relevance of Karl Marx. The book forms a bridge between the two parallel enterprises of culture and politics. It reveals how politics justifies itself by culture, and how the latter prompts the former. In this fashion, ARGUABLY burnishes Christopher Hitchens' credentials as-to quote Christopher Buckley-our "greatest living essayist in the English language."
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.