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Christopher Hitchens Lighters at Vanity Fair Party

Every guest at the exclusive Vanity Fair Oscar party last weekend received an unexpected souvenir: a Zippo lighter engraved with a quote from the late Christopher Hitchens. We’ve embedded an image above–has anybody seen one of these lighters in the wild?

UPDATE: Slate Book Review spotted the quote in the photograph: “Everyone has a book inside them, which is exactly where I think it should, in most cases, remain.” Hitchens died last December after a battle with cancer, but his work lives on in many corners of the Internet.

The Vanity Fair obituary for Hitchens included links to his most recent work: “in the last 12 months, he produced for this magazine a piece on U.S.-Pakistani relations in the wake of Osama bin Laden’s death, a portrait of Joan Didion, an essay on the Private Eye retrospective at the Victoria and Albert Museum, a prediction about the future of democracy in Egypt, a meditation on the legacy of progressivism in Wisconsin, and a series of frank, graceful, and exquisitely written essays in which he chronicled the physical and spiritual effects of his disease.” (Via Reddit)

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