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The Resource The river in the sky, Clive James

The river in the sky, Clive James

Label
The river in the sky
Title
The river in the sky
Statement of responsibility
Clive James
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Clive James has been close to death for several years, and he has written about the experience in a series of deeply moving poems. In 'Sentenced to Life,' he was clear-sighted as he faced the end, honest about his regrets. In 'Injury Time,' he wrote about living well in the time remaining, focusing our attention on the joys of family and art, and celebrating the immediate beauty of the world. When 'The River in the Sky' opens, we find James in ill health but high spirits. Although his body traps him at home, his mind is free to roam, and this long poem is animated by his recollection of what life was and never will be again; as it resolves into a flowing stream of vivid images, his memories are emotionally supercharged 'by the force of their own fading'. In this form, the poet can transmit the felt experience of his exceptional life to the reader
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1939-
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James, Clive
Dewey number
  • 821.9'14
  • 821.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
poetry
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Literature
Label
The river in the sky, Clive James
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781509887231
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
121 pages
Isbn
9781509887231
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
The river in the sky, Clive James
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781509887231
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
121 pages
Isbn
9781509887231
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

Subject

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