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Hitchens: The Last Great Lover of Sonnets Gone

from Vanity Fair

In Memoriam: Christopher Hitchens, 1949–2011

by Juli Weiner

Christopher Hitchens—the incomparable critic, masterful rhetorician, fiery wit, and fearless bon vivant—died today at the age of 62. Hitchens was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in the spring of 2010, just after the publication of his memoir, Hitch-22, and began chemotherapy soon after. His matchless prose has appeared in Vanity Fair since 1992, when he was named contributing editor.

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Posted on December 17, 2011 by Editor

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