James, Clive 1939-
Most widely held works about Clive James
Most widely held works by Clive James
Cultural amnesia : necessary memories from history and the arts by Clive James ( Book )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,314 libraries worldwide
Echoing Edward Said's belief that "Western humanism is not enough, we need a universal humanism," renowned critic Clive James presents here his life's work. Containing over one hundred original essays, organized by quotations from A to Z, this book illuminates, rescues, or occasionally destroys the careers of many of the greatest thinkers, humanists, musicians, artists, and philosophers of the twentieth century. In discussing, among others, Louis Armstrong, Walter Benjamin, Sigmund Freud, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Franz Kafka, Marcel Proust, and Ludwig Wittgenstein, James writes, "If the humanism that makes civilization civilized is to be preserved into the new century, it will need advocates. These advocates will need a memory, and part of that memory will need to be of an age in which they were not yet alive." This is the book to burnish these memories of a Western civilization that James fears is nearly lost.--From publisher description.
Unreliable memoirs by Clive James ( Book )
44 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 819 libraries worldwide
A humoristic account of the author's formative years - his lessons, leaving Australia, Christmasses and friends.
Fame in the 20th century by Clive James ( Book )
7 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 652 libraries worldwide
The famous, from Madame Curie to Madonna, who are "famous for what they did...[and] for the lives they led while they did it.
As of this writing : the essential essays, 1968-2002 by Clive James ( Book )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 641 libraries worldwide
It is Impossible not to be impressed by the remarkable range and erudition of the irrepressible, intellectually voracious, Australian-born critic Clive James. As of This Writing is James's most ambitious and expansive work to date, a book that features forty-nine penetrating essays on poetry, film, fiction, and criticism, presenting the most comprehensive view of his writings between 1968 and 2002. In the tradition of Edmund Wilson-himself the subject of the author's most famous early work, included here-James has throughout his career sought to be a Metropolitan Critic and to operate in the vital space between the hack reviewers of the periodicals and the dust contractors of the universities. Rather than shunning popular tastes, James has sought to mold them. Whether in the pages of The New Yorker, the Times Literary Supplement, or the New Yorker, Review of Books, James has written as lucidly and intelligently about daytime television, Marilyn Monroe, and lurid romance novels (see A Blizzard of Tiny Kisses) as about poetry, fiction, history, and philosophy. Moreover, James is a brilliant stylist, so perceptive (and trenchantly funny) that he often renders the twisted cultural terrain of the twentieth century far more accessible than it is generally portrayed elsewhere. Whether commenting on poets like Seamus Heaney and Randall Jarrell, novelists like D.H. Lawrence and James Agee, or filmmakers like Fellini and Bogdanovich, James delights his readers with a wide-ranging energy and critical aplomb, not to mention a literary education that few can rival. Separated into four sections-Poetry, Fiction and Literature, Culture and Criticism, and Visual Images-As of This Writing is the best introduction to James's massive body of work, a book that will give the intrepid reader a thorough cultural education in one volume. Spanning the entire range of his career, it includes, with additional notes by the author, classic essays like Nabokov's Grand Folly and On Auden's Death as well as recent pieces such as Les Murray's Master Spirits and Primo Levi's Last Will and Testament. This is the definitive collection of writings by one of the greatest literary critics of our age.
First reactions : critical essays 1968-1979 by Clive James ( Book )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 616 libraries worldwide
Opal sunset : selected poems, 1958-2008 by Clive James ( Book )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 551 libraries worldwide
Falling towards England (Unreliable memoirs continued) by Clive James ( Book )
10 editions published between 1985 and 1993 in English and held by 498 libraries worldwide
Flying visits : postcards from the Observer, 1976-83 by Clive James ( Book )
9 editions published between 1984 and 2000 in English and Hungarian and held by 431 libraries worldwide
From the land of shadows by Clive James ( Book )
6 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 411 libraries worldwide
The silver castle : a novel by Clive James ( Book )
12 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and Hebrew and held by 381 libraries worldwide
A comedy on a street urchin in Bombay who cons his way to become a movie idol. The novel follows Sanjay's progress, from male prostitute serving tourists, to bodyguard to a film star, to film star in his own right.
May Week was in June : Unreliable memoirs continued by Clive James ( Book )
14 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and held by 327 libraries worldwide
The crystal bucket : television criticism from the Observer, 1976-79 by Clive James ( Book )
6 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 309 libraries worldwide
The man from Japan : Clive James by Clive James ( Book )
6 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 284 libraries worldwide
A visiting Japanese intellectual wonders through the confusing world of British culture.
The meaning of recognition : new essays, 2001-2005 by Clive James ( Book )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 266 libraries worldwide
Reliable essays : the best of Clive James by Clive James ( Book )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 265 libraries worldwide
The dreaming swimmer : non-fiction, 1987-1992 by Clive James ( Book )
7 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 262 libraries worldwide
Cultural amnesia : notes in the margin of my time by Clive James ( Book )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 259 libraries worldwide
Brilliant creatures : a first novel by Clive James ( Book )
7 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 257 libraries worldwide
Young radical writer, David Bentley, who lives in a suitcase with a revolutionary actress, feels his horizons expanding when he meets Charlotte, bravely tolerant wife of ex-celebrity and adulterer Lancelot Windover. And so the farce goes on in Clive James' first novel.
Glued to the box : television criticism from the Observer, 1979-82 by Clive James ( Book )
5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 249 libraries worldwide
Brrm! brrm! or, The man from Japan, or, Perfume at Anchorage : a novel by Clive James ( Book )
7 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 235 libraries worldwide
Prospective Japanese high-flyer Akira Suzuki, comes to London for a little international polish. He combines qualities, classical and modern, that are admired in Japan, but in England he gets the run-around. Seduced by two very different women, he inadvertently bursts into a world of Dockland penthouses and Mayfair clubs; and for one exquisitely embarrassing and erotic hour he is caught between two cultures.
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