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Even As We Speak Clive James

Even As We Speak By Clive James

Even As We Speak by Clive James

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Even as We Speak is an illuminating and hilarious collection of essays by one of Britain's most beloved authors.

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Even As We Speak: Criticism by Clive James

Effervescent, energetic and eclectic, Even As We Speak collects the best of Clive James on art, culture and politics from 1993-2001. This is one of the late twentieth century's finest minds on show.

From the Olympics to the British monarchy to Australian culture, and from icons of the century to the role of the ordinary German in the holocaust, this is a wide-ranging and thought-provoking selection of Clive at his best.

This collection includes his compelling, much-discussed piece written shortly after the death of someone he knew personally - Diana, Princess of Wales.

Whether the reader is discovering him for the first time, or revisiting classic pieces, Even As We Speak is a compelling collection from a much-loved figure in British - and Australian - culture.

Clive James
(1939-2019) was a broadcaster, critic, poet, memoirist and novelist. His much-loved, influential and hilarious television criticism is available both in individual volumes and collected in Clive James On Television. His encyclopaedic study of culture and politics in the twentieth century, Cultural Amnesia, remains perhaps the definitive embodiment of his wide-ranging talents as a critic.

Praise for Clive James:

'The perfect critic' - A.O. Scott, New York Times

'There can't be many writers of my generation who haven't been heavily influenced by Clive James' - Charlie Brooker

'A wonderfully witty and intelligent writer' - Verity Lambert

About Clive James

Clive James was the author of more than forty books. As well as essays, he published collections of literary and television criticism, travel writing, verse and novels, plus five volumes of autobiography, Unreliable Memoirs, Falling Towards England, May Week Was In June, North Face of Soho and The Blaze of Obscurity. As a television performer he appeared regularly for both the BBC and ITV, most notably as writer and presenter of the Postcard series of travel documentaries. He published several poetry collections, including the Sunday Times bestseller Sentenced to Life, and a translation of Dante's The Divine Comedy, which was also a Sunday Times bestseller. In 1992 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia and in 2003 he was awarded the Philip Hodgins memorial medal for literature. He held honorary doctorates from Sydney University and the University of East Anglia. In 2012 he was appointed CBE and in 2013, an Officer of the Order of Australia. He died in 2019.

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Even As We Speak: Criticism by Clive James
Pan Macmillan
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