Christopher Hitchens Writing Styles in Mortality

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Perspective

"Mortality" is an autobiographical work and was written by Christopher Hitchens in the first-person perspective. It is an account of what his life was like after contracting a serious illness. In his wisdom he knew the stakes were high and his chances were slim when he was told that the cancer had metastasized and the doctors described his condition as Stage 4 esophageal cancer. Christopher Hitchens was an accomplished writer and had written over twenty books. No one could be more qualified to write about the horrible turn of events in his life than the patient himself. He had a keen mind and a biting wit that comes through in this book even though he was in the middle of the challenge of his life and was trying to defeat a foe that was relentless, stealthy and powerful.

Christopher Hitchens was a contributing editor to Vanity Fair, the Atlantic...

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