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Opal Sunset: Selected Poems, 1958-2008

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With this coruscating work, James, swimming through cultural debris both high and low, dispenses with his reputation as a perennial court jester, establishing himself as a poet of enduring power and resonance.
from "Angels Over Elsinore"
How many angels knew who Hamlet was

When they were summoned by Horatio?

They probably showed up only because

The roster said it was their tu
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published September 17th 2008 by W. W. Norton & Company (first published September 15th 2008)
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Rita	 Marie
Having read other writings by Clive James, I was motivated to try his poetry and very glad I did. He has a unique way with words and a unique poetry style as well -- interesting and very readable. My two favorites were "Tramps and Bowlers" and "In Town for the Parade." And what's not to like about "The Book of My Enemy. . ."? It's a classic.
Keith Neville
Lots of thought-provoking and stimulating stuff. CJ appears to me to be very underrated as a poet.
Benjamin Obler
I bought it for the wonderful "The Book of My Enemy Has Been Remaindered."
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An expatriate Australian broadcast personality and author of cultural criticism, memoir, fiction, travelogue and poetry. Translator of Dante.
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