Why Orwell Matters by Christopher Hitchens
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Why Orwell Matters
By Christopher Hitchens

Why Orwell Matters

First Trade Paper Edition

By (author) See other recent books by Christopher Hitchens
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $26.99
Your Price: $24.29 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $2.70! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.21 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available, ships in 7-10 days



Why Orwell Matters by Christopher Hitchens

Book Description

In this widely acclaimed biographical essay, Christopher Hitchens assesses the life, the achievements, and the myth of the great political writer and participant George Orwell. In true emulative and contrarian style, Hitchens is both admiring and aggressive, sympathetic yet critical, taking true measure of his subject as hero and problem. Answering both the detractors and the false claimants, Hitchens tears down the facade of sainthood erected by the hagiographers and rebuts the critics point by point. He examines Orwell and his perspectives on fascism, empire, feminism, and Englishness, as well as his outlook on America, a country and culture towards which he exhibited much ambivalence. Whether thinking about empires or dictators, race or class, nationalism or popular culture, Orwell's moral outlook remains indispensable in a world that has undergone vast changes in the fifty years since his death. Combining the best of Hitchens's polemical punch and intellectual elegance in a tightly woven and subtle argument, this book addresses not only why Orwell matters today, but how he will continue to matter in a future, uncertain world.Christopher Hitchens, one of the most incisive minds of our own age, meets Orwell on the page in this provocative encounter of wit, contention and moral truth.

Buy Why Orwell Matters book by Christopher Hitchens from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780465030507
ISBN-10: 0465030505
Format: Paperback
(204mm x 135mm x 15mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 21-Aug-2003
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions...


Books By Author Christopher Hitchens

And Yet by Christopher Hitchens And Yet, Paperback (September 2016)

And Yet... gathers the previously uncollected essays of the late Christopher Hitchens into a final volume of peerless prose from one of the great thinkers of our times.

For the Sake of Argument by Christopher Hitchens For the Sake of Argument, Paperback (December 2014)

A classic Hitchens renewed in trade paperback. "The test of this kind of book is for the reader to be able to open it anywhere and be drawn into the argument; it's a test that Hitchens passes time and time again... He can be devilishly funny, but he is also capable of writing with acid seriousness." The Independent

Unacknowledged Legislation by Christopher Hitchens Unacknowledged Legislation, Paperback (December 2014)

A celebration of writers and their encounters with politics and public life from one of our greatest critics

» View all books by Christopher Hitchens

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Why Orwell Matters book by Christopher Hitchens and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Christopher Hitchens

Christopher Hitchens is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair. His numerous books include Letters to a Young Contrarian and Why Orwell Matters.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Christopher Hitchens close
And Yet... by Christopher Hitchens
And Yet by Christopher Hitchens
And Yet... by Christopher Hitchens
And Yet by Christopher Hitchens
And Yet... by Christopher Hitchens
And Yet... by Christopher Hitchens
For the Sake of Argument by Christopher Hitchens
Unacknowledged Legislation by Christopher Hitchens
No One Left to Lie to by Christopher Hitchens
Prepared for the Worst by Christopher Hitchens
Trial of Henry Kissinger by Christopher Hitchens
Mortality by Christopher Hitchens
Diaries by Christopher Hitchens
Missionary Position by Christopher Hitchens
Mortality by Christopher Hitchens
No One Left to Lie to by Christopher Hitchens
Arguably by Christopher Hitchens
Diaries by Christopher Hitchens
Mortality by Christopher Hitchens
No One Left to Lie to by Christopher Hitchens
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close