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The Resource Latest readings, Clive James

Latest readings, Clive James

Label
Latest readings
Title
Latest readings
Statement of responsibility
Clive James
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 house in Cambridge, 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
Summary
An esteemed literary critic shares his final musings on books, his children, and his own impending death
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10442615
Cataloging source
VHEI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
James, Clive
Dewey number
028/.9
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR 9619.3 .J34
LC item number
L38 2015
Literary form
non fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • James, Clive
  • James, Clive
  • Literature
  • Books and reading
  • Reading interests
Target audience
adult
Label
Latest readings, Clive James
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Scheduled to be published August 2015
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Hemingway in the Beginning -- Revisiting Conrad -- Novels in Sequence -- Patrick O'Brian and His Salty Hero -- War Leader -- Sebald and the Battle in the Air -- Phantom Flying Saucer -- Under Western Eyes -- Anthony Powell, Time Lord -- Treasuring Osbert Lancaster -- American Power -- Kipling and the Widow-maker -- Speer in Spandau -- Shakespeare and Johnson -- Naipaul's Nastiness -- Movie Books -- Women in Hollywood -- Extra Shelves -- Always Philip Larkin -- Villa America -- Angles on Hitler -- Stephen Edgar, Australian Ace -- John Howard Extends His Reign -- Hemingway at the End -- On Wit -- Richard Wilbur's Precept -- When Creation Is Perverse -- Conrad's Greatest Victory
Control code
000055095649
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
ix, 180 pages
Isbn
9780300213195
Lccn
2014958943
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)904081549
Label
Latest readings, Clive James
Publication
Copyright
Note
Scheduled to be published August 2015
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Hemingway in the Beginning -- Revisiting Conrad -- Novels in Sequence -- Patrick O'Brian and His Salty Hero -- War Leader -- Sebald and the Battle in the Air -- Phantom Flying Saucer -- Under Western Eyes -- Anthony Powell, Time Lord -- Treasuring Osbert Lancaster -- American Power -- Kipling and the Widow-maker -- Speer in Spandau -- Shakespeare and Johnson -- Naipaul's Nastiness -- Movie Books -- Women in Hollywood -- Extra Shelves -- Always Philip Larkin -- Villa America -- Angles on Hitler -- Stephen Edgar, Australian Ace -- John Howard Extends His Reign -- Hemingway at the End -- On Wit -- Richard Wilbur's Precept -- When Creation Is Perverse -- Conrad's Greatest Victory
Control code
000055095649
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
ix, 180 pages
Isbn
9780300213195
Lccn
2014958943
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)904081549

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