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The Blaze of Obscurity Clive James

The Blaze of Obscurity By Clive James

The Blaze of Obscurity by Clive James

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The fifth volume of Clive James's memoirs - Clive James on TV in book form.

The Blaze of Obscurity Summary

The Blaze of Obscurity: The TV Years by Clive James

I was never alone except in the toilet, where I soon found that locking myself into a cubicle was not much protection from hearing myself talked about by young men standing at urinals. (Jesus, he's looking rough. And it's only Monday.)

Reviews for Clive James's fourth volume of memoirs, North Face of Soho, included several that specifically requested a further volume; Clive James duly obliged and here, in all its glory, is 'Unreliable Memoirs V', otherwise known as The Blaze of Obscurity.

Perhaps his most brilliant memoir, The Blaze of Obscurity tells the inside story of his years in television: it shows Clive James on top form.

'In the case of many people who attempt an autobiography even a single volume is one too many . . . In the case of Clive James, the volumes now in existence are too few. If the final tally puts him up there with Marcel Proust, so much the better.' - Financial Times.

The Blaze of Obscurity Reviews

Clive James is an intellectual as well as a joker, a wise man as well as a wit. * Observer *

About Clive James

Clive James was the multi-million-copy bestselling author of more than forty books. As well as his memoirs, he has published essays, literary and television criticism, travel writing, verse and novels. As a television performer he has appeared regularly for both the BBC and ITV, most notably as writer and presenter of the Postcard series of travel documentaries. His poetry collection Sentenced to Life and his translation of Dante's The Divine Comedy were both Sunday Times top ten bestsellers, and his collections of verse were shortlisted for many prizes. In 2012 he was appointed CBE and in 2013 an Officer of the Order of Australia. He died in 2019.

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The Blaze of Obscurity: The TV Years by Clive James
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