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my thoughts on hitchens’ the missionary position

I have been thinking a lot of the role of the writer. In a recent post, I wrote of the idea of ‘writing posthumously’ – writing without fear. Christopher Hitchens’ book on Mother Theresa – The Missionary Position – is … Continue reading

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lets play a word game: Fauna Farm, The God of Tiny Objects #hitchswitch

I love word games and I love puns. Even the ones what make one groan. In his memoirs, Christopher Hitchens writes of the various word games that his friends and him used to play. So in tribute to him, I can … Continue reading

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reading hitchens

I have been reading Christopher Hitchens variously on the websites of Vanity Fair, Slate, The Nation and various websites. I especially have enjoyed watching various clips of him on Youtube. I started reading him properly after I got this God … Continue reading

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a serious person should try to write posthumously.

The above title, from the last paragraph of the Introduction to Christopher Hitchens’ Arguably, is a great invocation to those who are compeled to write. To write from a position of fearlessness and liberty is one of the hardest things to do as a writer but … Continue reading

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my thoughts on christopher hitchens’ hitch-22

To me, Christopher Hitchens was firstly and foremost a lover of the English language. He was a writer, an orator and an intellectual as well but it was his art with the English language I admired most. He wrote in … Continue reading

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