June 05, 2013

Hitchens on Cliché

Christopher Hitchens discusses cliché and his crusade to avoid it at 17 minutes 20 seconds of the video above. He also discusses it at 1 hour 14 minutes 45 second of his talk on George Orwell here.

More of Hitchens on cliche on Slate Magazine here:
"Cliché, not plagiarism, is the problem with today's pallid political discourse."
Then there's a profile of Vladimir Nabokov on brainpickings.org which includes his take on cliche. Available here:
"Journalistic cliches… ‘the moment of truth’ — ‘the moment of truth!’"

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