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The Revolt of the Pendulum Clive James

The Revolt of the Pendulum By Clive James

The Revolt of the Pendulum by Clive James


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The further thoughts of Clive James.

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The Revolt of the Pendulum: Essays 2005-2008 by Clive James

The Revolt of the Pendulum is an essay collection that shows Clive James at his most dazzling and versatile best.

From the rules of grammar to the fundamentals of religion, from the culture of fandom to the cult of the critic, it's all there: his customary wit, learning and understanding; his precise way with words and pointed comments; his ear for language and eye for detail; his ability to focus on the finer points and the bigger picture simultaneously - not to mention the sheer scope of his subject matter.

'Clive James has a fantastic range and depth of knowledge. He is, at times, miraculously funny. He writes knowledgeably and with passion about literature, and especially poetry. His opinions are his own; he knows about classical music, show tunes and pop. He knows about politics and history. He understands people too. And he makes good jokes . . . There's only one Clive James' - Sam Leith, Spectator.

Discover more of Clive's essays in Reliable Essays and The Meaning of Recognition.

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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GOR001948670
9780330457392
033045739X
The Revolt of the Pendulum: Essays 2005-2008 by Clive James
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pan Macmillan
20100604
336
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