Unacknowledged Legislation: Writers in the Public Sphere

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Verso, 2000 - Literary Collections - 430 pages
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Hitchens provides rich evidence that his own sallies as a political journalist are nourished by a close engagement with a broad sweep of novelists.
  

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User Review  - Mark Nenadov - Goodreads

As I began to read this book, my expectations were pretty high. Christopher Hitchens is a great writer and a witty literary critic. I was slightly underwhelmed, though. All of these essays have ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tyler Malone - Goodreads

The French and Latin phrases stop the prose dead, which is a shame. For his skepticism, one would think that Hitchens would have hated if or when he heard preachers speak Greek to their sheep, so why ... Read full review

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Contents

The Wilde Side
3
Oscar Wildes Socialism
10
Lord Trouble
20
George Orwell and Raymond Williams
30
Oh Lionel
51
Age of Ideology
57
The Real Thing
61
The Cosmopolitan Man
68
Powells Way
224
Something About the Poems
244
The EggHeads EggerOn
259
Blooms Way
269
Lightness at Midnight
272
Hooked on Ebonics
289
In Defence of Plagiarism
295
Ode to the West Wing
303

AfterTime
83
Ireland
93
Stuck in Neutral
108
A Regular Bull
116
Not Dead Yet
125
Against Sinister Perfectionism
136
Mid Off Not Right On
142
Old Man Kipling
149
Critic of the Booboisie
160
Goodbye to Berlin
169
The Grimmest Tales
201
The Importance of Being Andy
207
How Unpleasant to Meet Mr Eliot
221
OBrians Great Voyage
317
The Case of Arthur Conan Doyle
333
The Road to West Egg
345
Rebel in Evening Clothes
353
The Long Littleness of Life
361
Running on Empty
379
Unmaking Friends
389
Something for the Boys
397
The Cruiser
407
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
419
INDEX
421
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About the author (2000)

Christopher Hitchens is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and the author of the best-selling God Is Not Great. His books published by Verso include The Trial of Henry Kissinger, No One Left to Lie To, The Missionary Position, Unacknowledged Legislation, The Parthenon Marbles, Hostage to History, and more.

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