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Latest Readings

Label
Latest Readings
Title
Latest Readings
Statement of responsibility
Clive James
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"[A] collection of Clive James's essays on a variety of literary topics . . . This is sanity, humor and acuity in the face of death" (The Wall Street Journal). In 2010, Clive James was diagnosed with terminal leukemia. Deciding that "if you don't know the exact moment when the lights will go out, you might as well read until they do," James moved his library to his Cambridge house, where he would "live, read, and perhaps even write." James is the award-winning author of dozens of works of literary criticism, poetry, and history, and this volume contains his reflections on what may well be his last reading list. A look at some of James's old favorites as well as some of his recent discoveries, this book also offers a revealing look at the author himself, sharing his evocative musings on literature and family, and on living and dying. As thoughtful and erudite as the works of Alberto Manguel, and as moving and inspiring as Randy Pausch's The Last Lecture and Will Schwalbe's The End of Your Life Book Club, this valediction to James's lifelong engagement with the written word is a captivating valentine from one of the great literary minds of our time. "These essays and poems are death-haunted but radiant with the felt experience of what it means to be alive, even when mortally sick, especially when mortally sick." —Financial Times "Latest Readings is a plain demonstration that Mr. James remains as learned and as funny as any critic on earth." —The New York Times
Summary
An esteemed literary critic shares his final musings on books, his children, and his own impending death
Writing style
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10442615
Cataloging source
BT
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1939-2019
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James, Clive
Dewey number
028
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Literary Criticism
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Latest Readings
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:4dc230ff-8b74-4a20-8395-70198efb54e1
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780300216394
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Latest Readings
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:4dc230ff-8b74-4a20-8395-70198efb54e1
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780300216394
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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