BOOKS

And Yet…

Christopher Hitchens

RRP: £10.99

1 September 2016

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781782394587

RRP: £20.00

7 January 2016

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781782394556

RRP: £10.49

24 November 2015

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781782394570

Christopher Hitchens was an unparalleled, prolific writer, who raised the polemical essay to a new art form, over a lifetime of thinking and debating the defining issues of our times. As an essayist he contributed to the New Statesman, Atlantic Monthly, London Review of Books, TLS and Vanity Fair. Any publication of a volume of Hitchens’ essays was a major event on both sides of the Atlantic. Now comes the last of the last; a volume of Hitchens’ previously uncollected essays, covering the themes that define Hitchens the thinker: literature, religion and politics. These essays remind us, once more, of the fierce, brilliant and trenchant voice of Christopher Hitchens.

REVIEWS

The range is remarkable... Literary criticism is often where he shines - the pieces on Orwell and Chesterton, in particular, are alert, nuanced and witty.
The Financial Times

Displaying his trademark wit, and a rare humility, are Hitchens' three pieces on 'The Limits of Self-Improvement'... He's also capable of thoughtful, restrained responses to emotive subjects.
The Independent on Sunday

To read Hitchens is to feel not just that he is before you on the page, but that he has sequestered you for a drink. He is intensely and agreeably present.
The Weekly Telegraph

And yet... there are few journalists who can match the verve and panache of Hitchens's prose. He mixes the loquaciousness of the barfly with the fluency of the literary artist, and could not pen a dull sentence if he tried.
The Guardian

A very good new collection of Mr Hitchens's work previously unpublished in book form
New York Times

One of the pleasures of this collection is the frequent sense that Hitchens's voice still haunts the news and will long continue to do so.
The Observer

What you will find in And Yet..., is a body of work that offers some of the most various, nutritious and amusing prose you are likely to encounter, and that stands as a testament to the consolations of a phrase he cherished: litera scripta manet - the written word remains.
The Daily Telegraph

His force of personality is felt on every page, as is a creeping awareness of his own mortality.
The Sunday Telegraph

A must-read for it's laugh-out-loud consideration of Ian Fleming, alongside his thoughts on Charles Dickens, Salman Rushdie, Hilary Clinton and Barack Obama. How sad and dull it will be to follow the next American election without his coruscating commentary.
GQ

And here is that voice again, alive, fiercely engaged with many of the same issues he left us to deal with: politics, patriotism, God or His absence, death and, inevitable, books.
Spectator

This final collection displays his startling ability to write so well about so much... The sense of loss at the subjects he will not write about is more than outweighed by the pleasure at those that he did.
New Statesman

This posthumously published collection... is a final treat... the essays are, as ever, sharp and erudite... a pleasure to read, and for fans of Hitchens the collection will have a treasured place on the bed-side table.
Prospect

The best reason to read And Yet... is the three-part essay, On the Limits of Self-Improvement, about Hitchens's efforts to shake his smoking and drinking habits. It's hilarious, sensible and gives two fingers to the #eatclean brigade. Contrary, witty and always brilliant, Hitch couldn't be dull even if he tried
Irish Times