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OK so if like me you start this collection with the notion that there was something iffy about this Hitchens bloke I mean how can one dude s stuff be everywhere you look Vanity Fair Esuire The Atlantic all over the damned internet and he had that whole British obnoxiousness down to a T and if you re predisposed to find a reason to dislike him let me point you to the one demonstrably brain dead essay of the hundred or so in this collection It s on page 389 it s called Why Women Aren t Funny it s as stupid as it sounds and it makes Hitchens seem like a complete tool Upon reading it you may be tempted to engage in a little confirmation bias remembering a certain perceived shrillness in his contribution to the whole God debate thing And wasn t he the guy who trashed Mother TheresaSlow down there Time for a reality check A few salient facts1 Mother Theresa undoubtedly had it coming just ask Sinead O Connor2 That dumb Why Women Aren t Funny is the ONLY DUD ESSAY IN THIS BOOK Which means that Hitchens is batting over 99% here Think about that for a while When was the last time you came across a nonfiction collection with those kinds of numbers3 Yes he can be scathing But to an impressive degree it s only when provoked4 A defining feature of these essays particularly those dealing with other authors is their generosity of spirit Frankly this surprised me a good deal because it didn t suare with my preconceived notion of Hitchens as a kind of super erudite arrogant asshole He is indeed super erudite He can be a contrarian it s a position he obviously enjoys But he is not a jerk uite the opposite on the basis of these essays at any rate5 A major part of the considerable appeal of this collection is just the fun in seeing such an intelligent mind at work I recycled that sentence from my review of Zadie Smith s essay collection but it s true a fortiori in Hitchens s caseAmong these essays my clear favorites are those in which Hitchens discusses the work of other writers There are about 30 of these focusing primarily on English authors though Flaubert Marx and Stieg Larsson make an appearance as do Updike Nabokov Bellow Twain and Upton Sinclair These essays benefit not only from Hitchens s apparently boundless erudition lightly worn but from his obvious desire always to educate the reader about the best ualities of the work under discussion His introduction to Rebecca West s Black Lamb and Grey Falcon is simply astonishing I cannot imagine a better introduction being written To anything Ever Unless there s divine or demonic intervention Maybe not even then At the time I didn t pay all that much attention to Hitchen s death Reading these essays has made me understand that it is a considerable loss He will be greatly missed The Rancher Takes a Wife one dude s stuff be everywhere you look Vanity Fair Esuire The Atlantic all Blue Bloods over the damned internet and he had that whole British Comment utiliser pleinement votre potentiel : Les grands secrets de 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