Posts Tagged ‘Christopher Hitchens’

Catching up with Christopher Hitchens: “Darfur, Zimbabwe, Burma, North Korea, anywhere that the concept of human rights doesn’t exist, it’s always the Chinese at backstop. And always for reasons that you could write down in three words: blood for oil.”

Interesting new books scheduled for publication in 2011, including a new book of stories by Colm Toibin and a new translation of Rimbaud by none other than John Ashbery.

And Danielle Evans on Outsider Fiction.


‘Tis the season for the various and sundry lists of the year’s Best Books to begin appearing.

Here are lists from Dwight Garner, Michiko Kakutani and Janet Maslin.


— It’s been a rich year for memoir/biography: “big” memoirs by Roland Barthes, Christopher Hitchens, Keith Richards, Patti Smith; new biographies of Henry Aaron, Cleopatra, Frank Sinatra, Simon Wiesenthal.

— The New York Times continues its maddening practice of hardly noticing contemporary poetry at all, ever. But Kay Ryan‘s Selected did manage a mention somehow.

If you run across any other Best Books lists, please post a link in the comments.

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