Reliable Essays: The Best of Clive James: Reliable Essays:The Best of Clive James

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Pan Macmillan, Sep 30, 2009 - Literary Collections
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Including Clive James's most memorable pieces – his ‘Postcard from Rome’, his observations on Margaret Thatcher, his insights into Heaney, Larkin and Orwell – this book also contains brilliantly funny examinations of characters like Barry Humphries, as well as showcasing James’s more thoughtful, analytical side.

From Germaine Greer to Marilyn Monroe, from the nature of celebrity to German culpability for the Holocaust, Reliable Essays is an unmissable collection from one of the best writers of our time.

 

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Contents

The All of Orwell
3
Four Essays on Philip Larkin
25
Evelyn Waughs Last Stand
72
Charles Johnstons Catacomb Graffiti
82
Nabokovs Grand Folly
97
How Montale Earned His Living
104
The Poetry of Edmund Wilson
120
Mailers Marilyn
167
Approximately in the Vicinity of Barry Humphries
183
Primo Levis Last Will and Testament
219
Hitlers Unwitting Exculpator
234
HOME AND AWAY
265
The Sherlockologists
293
Torvill and Dean
319
Pictures in Silver
330
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About the author (2009)

Clive James is the author of more than twenty books, including collections of essays, literary and television criticism, travel writing, novels and verse, plus his famous Unreliable Memoirs. In 1992 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia and in 2003 he was awarded the Philip Hodgins memorial medal for literature.

His work includes Cultural Amnesia, Sentenced to Life and his own translation of Dante's The Divine Comedy.

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