Tag Archives: Christopher Hitchens

Roundup: Flaubert’s Birth and Hitchens’ Death

–Novelist Julian Barnes has written a rambling retrospective of Flaubert’s career covering all of his books and many of his own and Flaubert’s obsessions. This is on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of Flaubert’s birth and is published in … Continue reading

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Post-Thanksgiving Roundup

–10 December will mark the 10th anniversary of the death of Christopher Hitchens. This is commemorated in the Financial Times by an article entitled “The World Christopher Hitchens Left Behind”. This is by Janan Ganash who might have used as … Continue reading

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Two Hitchenses on Waugh

Articles on Waugh by brothers Christopher and Peter Hitchens have recently been resurrected on the internet. These are┬áChristopher’s essay┬á“The Permanent Adolescent” which originally appeared in The Atlantic magazine for April 2003 and was later collected in Arguably. This is now … Continue reading

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Christopher Hitchens’ Last Words on Waugh

The latest New English Review contains a review of the┬áposthumous collection of Christopher Hitchens’ essays entitled, And yet… While there are no essays or reviews devoted to the subject of Evelyn Waugh, he does get a mention: …one of the … Continue reading

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Source of Azania

A recent debate started on the Facebook page of a South African politician has migrated to the op ed pages of the newspapers. Earlier this month, Tito Mboweni, a retired Governor┬áof the South African Reserve Bank, proposed that the name … Continue reading

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