Friday June 5, 2020

Hitchens defiant to the bitter end

Mortality by Christopher Hitchens. Atlantic Books, €13.85. Reviewed by Jonathan O'Brien.

1st September, 2012
Christopher Hitchens: a hurried, harrowing goodbye.



Christopher Hitchens's final work is a book somewhat lacking in the chuckle department, as we shall see, but this short posthumous volume about his ultimately unsuccessful struggle with oesophageal cancer does permit itself at least one belly-laugh. Sitting in a bookshop signing copies of his autobiography, he is approached by a matronly-looking woman with a concerned expression on her face, who asks about his illness.

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