Saturday, July 12, 2003


A Christopher Hitchens book review of Patrick McCarthy's Language, Politics, and Writing: Stolentelling in Western Europe. A sample:
I was once as happy as anyone to sit with McCarthy and to discuss Gramsci’s Prison Notebooks or the ambiguities of Sartre’s Les Tempes Modernes. I still enjoy these pursuits, though they occasionally strike me now as comparable to well-conducted tours of Atlantis. Perhaps that’s why the cultivated guides have such a marked tendency to gurgle, as they make their appointed rounds.


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