Clive James


Born
in Sydney, Australia
October 07, 1939

Died
November 24, 2019

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Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the GoodReads database with this name. See this thread for more information.

An expatriate Australian broadcast personality and author of cultural criticism, memoir, fiction, travelogue and poetry. Translator of Dante.

Clive James isn't a Goodreads Author (yet), but he does have a blog, so here are some recent posts imported from his feed.

Clive James on Trump, War and Peace – and furry bears

From meeting the Queen to his thoughts on Jeremy Corbyn’s beard, here are some choice cuts from the writer’s column in Guardian Weekend magazine

Clive James dies, aged 80

On War and Peace

On a shelf near where I sit writing this, there are half a dozen different editions of the book, and I’ve been reading one or other of them for half my life. Despite the heaps of evidence that Tolstoy was in r...

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Published on November 27, 2019 10:00
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Unreliable Memoirs

3.90 avg rating — 2,936 ratings — published 1980 — 20 editions
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Cultural Amnesia: Necessary...

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Falling Towards England

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Latest Readings

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May Week Was in June

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Play All: A Bingewatcher’s ...

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North Face of Soho

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Flying Visits: Postcards Fr...

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Sentenced to Life: Poems

4.09 avg rating — 288 ratings — published 2015 — 7 editions
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Brilliant Creatures

3.41 avg rating — 175 ratings — published 1983 — 3 editions
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“Fiction is life with the dull bits left out.”
Clive James

“Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.”
Clive James

“She was good at playing abstract confusion in the same way that a midget is good at being short.”
Clive James

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