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  • A Point of Viewby Clive James

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 9.06

    21st century Britain: a point of view from our fiercest and funniest critic The BBC Radio 4 series A Point of View has been on the air since 2007. Clive James was one of the most popular presenters, and now, for the first time, his original pieces ? sixty in total ? and all-new postscripts are collected together in one volume. Read along with... more...

  • Reliable Essays: The Best of Clive Jamesby Clive James

    Pan Macmillan 2009; US$ 7.25

    Including his 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... more...

  • North Face of Sohoby Clive James

    Pan Macmillan 2009; US$ 9.06

    ?In the closing pages of the last volume, I got married. The ceremony marked a rare outbreak of normality in my life. It was symbolized by my personal appearance. I was clean-shaven and had a hairstyle in reasonably close touch with my head.? After Unreliable Memoirs , Falling Towards England and May Week Was In June comes the next instalment... more...

  • Angels Over Elsinoreby Clive James

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 12.09

    Clive James, our most brilliant prose stylist, is also a naturally gifted poet, and this is his most accomplished collection to date. From reminiscences of his Australian childhood and elegies for friends and family to hilarious observations on the state of the language in the twenty-first century and reflections on art, metaphysics, science and faith,... more...

  • Unreliable Memoirsby Clive James

    Pan Macmillan 2014; US$ 8.46

    With an introduction by P. J. O'Rourke 'Do not read this book in public. You will risk severe internal injuries from trying to suppress your laughter.' Sunday Times I was born in 1939. The other big event of that year was the outbreak of the Second World War, but for the moment that did not affect me. In the first instalment of Clive... more...

  • May Week Was In Juneby Clive James

    Pan Macmillan 2009; US$ 8.46

    ?Arriving in Cambridge on my first day as an undergraduate, I could see nothing except a cold white October mist. At the age of twenty-four I was a complete failure, with nothing to show for my life except a few poems nobody wanted to publish in book form.? Falling Towards England ? the second volume of Clive James?s ?Unreliable Memoirs? ? was... more...

  • The Revolt of the Pendulumby Clive James

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 9.06

    The Revolt of the Pendulum , Clive James?s latest essay collection, shows James at his most dazzling and versatile best yet. From the rules of grammar to the fundamentals of religion, from the culture of fandom to the cult of the critic, it?s all there: his customary wit, learning and understanding; his precise way with words and pointed comments;... more...

  • Falling Towards Englandby Clive James

    Pan Macmillan 2009; US$ 9.06

    In the first volume of ?Unreliable Memoirs?, we said farewell to our hero as he set sail from Sydney Harbour, bound for London, fame and fortune. Finding the first of these proved relatively simple; the second two less so. Undaunted, Clive moved into a bed and breakfast in a Swiss Cottage where he practised the Twist, anticipated poetical masterpieces... more...

  • Opal Sunsetby Clive James

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 7.25

    Opal Sunset gathers together fifty years of Clive James?s poetry, and will undoubtedly enhance his reputation as one of the most versatile and accomplished of contemporary writers. Indeed ? as with Other Passports , The Book of My Enemy and Angels Over Elsinore before it ? Opal Sunset proves Clive James to be as well suited to the intense... more...

  • Cultural Amnesiaby Clive James

    Pan Macmillan 2008; US$ 12.09

    ?One stupendous starburst of wild brilliance? SIMON SCHAMA ?Aphoristic and acutely provocative: a crash course in civilization? J. M. COETZEE Organized from A through Z, and containing over 100 essays, Cultural Amnesia is the ultimate guide to the twentieth century. ?This is a beautiful book. James proves himself not only to be in possession... more...