Clive James


Born
in Sydney, Australia
October 07, 1939

Died
November 24, 2019

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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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Clive James: 'The poems I remember are the milestones marking the journey of my life'

What makes great poetry? An exclusive extract from the late critic’s final book The Fire of Joy celebrates the poems he loved most

The French expression feu de joie refers to a military celebration when all the riflemen of a regiment fire one shot after another, in close succession: ideally the sound should be continuous, like a drumroll. I first saw a feu de joie performed at an Australian army ta

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Published on September 26, 2020 01:00
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North Face of Soho

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Flying Visits

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Sentenced to Life: Poems

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Brilliant Creatures

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