Unacknowledged Legislation: Writers in the Public Sphere

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Verso, 2000 - Literary Collections - 358 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
9
Lord Trouble
17
George Orwell and Raymond Williams1
26
Oh Lionel
44
Age of Ideology
49
The Real Thing
53
The Cosmopolitan Man
59
Powells Way
187
Something about the Poems
204
The EggHeads EggerOn
217
Themes
229
Hooked on Ebonics
231
In Defence of Plagiarism
236
Ode to the West Wing
243
For Their Own Sake
255

AfterTime
72
Ireland
81
Stuck in Neutral
94
A Regular Bull
101
Not Dead Yet
109
In Spite of Themselves
119
Old Man Kipling
121
Critic of the Booboisie
130
Goodbye to Berlin
138
The Grimmest Tales
165
The Importance of Being Andy
171
How Unpleasant to Meet Mr Eliot
184
OBrians Great Voyage
257
The Case of Arthur Conan Doyle
271
The Road to West Egg
281
Rebel in Evening Clothes
288
The Long Littleness of Life
295
Enemies List
309
Running on Empty
311
Unmaking Friends
320
Something for the Boys
327
The Cruiser
335
Index
347
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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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