Hitchens and Rushdie Play at Rebranding Classic Literature
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Authors Salman Rushdie and Christopher Hitchens play a parlor game, altering the titles of classic works of literature. Would you read Toby Dick or Good Expectations? The two also illustrate how the works of Shakespeare take on a different tone when re-titled in the style of Robert Ludlum novels.
Introduced by Graydon Carter at the 92nd Street Y, Jun 8, 2010, Hitchens was interviewed by Salman Rushdie. They spoke of Hitchens' searing memoir entitled Hitch 22 that lays bare the many contradictions in his life and affirms his conviction that all things personal are also political. - 92nd Street Y
Christopher Hitchens is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and a visiting professor of liberal studies at the New School. He is the author of numerous books, including works on Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, George Orwell, Mother Teresa, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Henry Kissinger and his #1 New York Times bestseller and National Book Award nominee, God Is Not Great.
Salman Rushdie is an award-winning author of many novels, including Midnight's Children, The Satanic Verses, Haroun and the Sea of Stories, The Ground Beneath Her Feet, Shalimar the Clown and Luka and the Fire of Life.