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The Resource Latest readings, Clive James

Latest readings, Clive James

Label
Latest readings
Title
Latest readings
Statement of responsibility
Clive James
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 2010, Clive James was diagnosed with terminal leukemia. Deciding that "if you don't know the exact moment when the lights will go out, you might as well read until they do," James moved his library to his house in Cambridge, where he would "live, read, and perhaps even write." James is the award-winning author of dozens of works of literary criticism, poetry, and history, and this volume contains his reflections on what may well be his last reading list. A look at some of James's old favorites as well as some of his recent discoveries, this book also offers a revealing look at the author himself, sharing his evocative musings on literature and family, and on living and dying. As thoughtful and erudite as the works of Alberto Manguel, and as moving and inspiring as Randy Pausch's The Last Lecture and Will Schwalbe's The End of Your Life Book Club, this valediction to James's lifelong engagement with the written word is a captivating valentine from one of the great literary minds of our time
Biography type
autobiography
Biographical or historical data
Clive James is an Australian memoirist, poet, translator, critic, and broadcaster. He has written more than thirty books of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, including Cultural Amnesia.
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James, Clive
Dewey number
809
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • James, Clive.
  • Literature
  • Book collecting
  • Biography
Target audience
general
Label
Latest readings, Clive James
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
9780300213195
Dimensions
20x13x2 cm.
Extent
192 p.
Isbn
9780300213195
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Latest readings, Clive James
Publication
Control code
9780300213195
Dimensions
20x13x2 cm.
Extent
192 p.
Isbn
9780300213195
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print

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