Reliable Essays: The Best of Clive James

Reliable Essays: The Best of Clive James

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Including his most memorable pieces a€“ his a€˜Postcard from Romea€™, his observations on Margaret Thatcher, his insights into Heaney, Larkin and Orwell a€“ this book also contains brilliantly funny examinations of characters like Barry Humphries, as well as showcasing Jamesa€™s more thoughtful, analytical side. From Germaine Greer to Marilyn Monroe, from the nature of celebrity to German culpability for the Holocaust, Reliable Essays is an unmissable collection from one of the best writers of our time. a€˜He has widened the a€œtonal rangea€ of criticism, permitting it to be both sober and skittish, learned and lewd, rhetorically rambunctious and epigrammatically concise . . . an intellectual as well as a joker, a wise man as well as a wita€™ Peter Conrad, Observer a€˜His writing is impeccably witty, flexible and urbane . . . immensely enjoyable to read. Ita€™s a pleasure to see the metropolitan critic back in actiona€™ Christopher Taylor, Sunday Telegraph a€˜He can both get to the heart of a subject and raise a laugha€™ Nicholas Lezard, Sunday TimesThe only authentic problem Mr Harrison raises is the question of which of his two books is the sillier. Messrs ... It doesna#39;t daunt Mr Gardner that he is transparently ten times more interested in Moriarty than Doyle ever was. In a#39;The Final Problema#39; anbsp;...

Title:Reliable Essays: The Best of Clive James
Author:Clive James
Publisher:Pan Macmillan - 2009-09-30


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