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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 isn't a Goodreads Author (yet), but they do have a blog, so here are some recent posts imported from their feed.

From the archive: Clive James on the Queen’s encounter with Reagan, 1983

Elizabeth II endured many tours during her reign, but few will have been recorded with such wit or observation as this visit to California

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The Royal Scuba Tour of California began last Saturday with scarcely any rain at all. The clouds over San Diego were full of water, but none of it was actually falling out of the sky as

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Unreliable Memoirs

3.87 avg rating — 3,931 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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Sentenced to Life: Poems

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Play All: A Bingewatcher’s ...

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North Face of Soho

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The Blaze of Obscurity

3.89 avg rating — 262 ratings — published 2009 — 8 editions
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Flying Visits

3.81 avg rating — 238 ratings — published 1986 — 7 editions
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Quotes by Clive James  (?)
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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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