Christopher Hitchens (Vanity Fair, Feb 2012)

January 6, 2012

By Salman Rushdie

On June 8th, 2010, I was “in conversation” with Christopher Hitchens at the 92nd Street Y in New York in front of his customary sellout audience, to launch his memoir, Hitch-22. Christopher turned in a bravura performance that night, never sharper, never funnier, and afterwards at a small, celebratory dinner the brilliance continued. A few days later he told me that it was on the morning of the Y event that he had been given the news about his cancer.

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Matthew Panosh said...

One Hundred Years of Insulation

The Adventures of Augie Smith

Anonymous said...

I have the utmost respect and admiration for Christopher hitchens but I have to disagree with him In his statement that one does not battle cancer ,that it is a passive event something that is boring and banal having the poisonous chemo therapeutic drugs pumped through ones veins. To battle the disease is to undergo the treatment prescribed by the doctors and to not merely dismiss the treatment and let nature take its course.

Anonymous said...

Here's a nice piece on Hitch from Victor Davis Hanson:

John said...

Fine Expectations

Uncle Tom's Flat

Twelve O'Clock Kids

The Unclothed and The Deceased

London Plots

Portrait of the Artist As A Narcassistic Little Prick

Thus Spake Herbert Hoover

The Ice Man Will Arrive

Mein Scherz

Anonymous said...

"The Second-Rate Verses"

Ex-Muslim said...

Hitchens was such a brilliant man and I have great respect for him. He will be missed.

Anonymous said...

Hitch 22.5

The Mosquito Beach

Fear and Nausea in Las Vegas

The Time Contraption

Manufacturing Accord

The Solipsistic Gene

Anonymous said...

The Peoria Community College English Dictionary

The World Is Planar

Mesopotamian Nights

The Satanic Limericks

The Girl With the Dragon Decal

Disagreement Horse

Anonymous said...

God Is Mediocre At Best

So Long To Everything That Happened

PJones, Reporter

Nightmares About The Drunk Who Abandoned Me

Anonymous said...

Murder on the Eastern Commuter Train

The Daguerreotype of Dorian Gray

The Baronet of the Rings

Far from the Madding Population

The God Misidentification

Aristotle's Pathetics

Anonymous said...

Daniel Copperfield


Paradise Gone

Anonymous said...

The Terrier of the Baskervilles

The Maltese Mallard

The Big Nap

On Her Majesty's Social Service

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

The Importance of Being Rich

Suitors and Suitability

The Campfire of the Vanities

Anonymous said...

You, Claudius

Wealthy Ben's Almanac

Flashman In Afternoon Traffic

Anonymous said...

The Plums of Wrath

The Tumbling Point

Allegorical Farm


Christopher reads from Hitch-22: A Memoir