Christopher Hitchens Remembered

“The life and career of award-winning journalist Christopher Hitchens is chronicled in this video collection. Hitchens, in his singular voice, reports and reflects on cultural trends, political events, and the forces that define our Age.”

I certainly didn’t always agree with what Hitchens wrote, but I like reading it.  His life seems to me one prototype of what what a writer’s idealized life should be like.  There are few famous people I’d meeting, or ever wished I’d met.  Hitchens was one of those few:

There’s also this, a nice article that includes a wonderful poem by James Fenton: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2012/04/remembering-christopher-hitchens.html

And a few others:

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2012/04/remembering-christopher-hitchens.html

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2011/12/postscript-christopher-hitchens.html

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/backissues/2011/12/takes-christopher-hitchens.html

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2012/04/remembering-christopher-hitchens.html

I wish I could have James Fenton read a poem when I die.

About JunkChuck

Native, Militant Westsylvanian (the first last best place), laborer, gardener, and literary hobbyist (if by literary you mean "hack"). I've had a bunch of different blogs, probably four, due to a recurring compulsion to start over. This incarnation owes to a desire to dredge up the best entries of the worst little book of hand-scrawled poems I could ever dream of writing, salvageable excerpts from fiction both in progress and long-abandoned. and a smattering of whatever the hell seems to fit at any particular moment. At first blush, I was here just to focus on old, terrible verse, but I reserve the right to include...anything. Maybe everything, certainly my love of pulp novels growing garlic, the Pittsburgh Steelers and howling at the moon--both figuratively and, on rare occasions, literally.
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