Hitchens, Christopher Eric
Hitchens was a prolific, original, provocative, and often controversial master of prose style whose books include Cyprus (1984, rev. ed. 1997), extremely negative studies of Mother Teresa (1995), Bill Clinton (1999), and Henry Kissinger (2001), Letters to a Young Contrarian (2001), God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything (2007), and the essays of Arguably (2011). Mortality (2012), a fearless analysis of his last months as he was dying of cancer, and And Yet. (2015), a collection of his essays, were published posthumously. As brilliant, fluent, and witty a talker as he was a writer, Hitchens frequently appeared on television and taught at several universities.
See his memoir, Hitch-22 (2010); S. Cottee and T. Cushman, ed., Christopher Hitchens and His Critics (2008); W. Mann, ed., The Quotable Hitchens (2011).
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