Friday, December 16, 2011

R.I.P. Christopher Hitchens.

Agreed with him sometimes, disagreed often, laughed a lot - God, the man could write.

Here's my favourite bit in the obit below:
He became a staff writer and editor for The New Statesman in the late 1970s and fell in with a literary clique that included Martin Amis, Julian Barnes, James Fenton, Clive James and Ian McEwan. The group liked to play a game in which members came up with the sentence least likely to be uttered by one of their number. Mr. Hitchens’s was “I don’t care how rich you are, I’m not coming to your party.”


Polemicist Who Slashed All, Freely, With Wit

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