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Clive James - Collected Poems
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Clive James will publish his Collected Poems (Picador) on April 21, 2016. Running to more than 500pp, the book will include a new introduction by the author. The publisher's blurb states: "In this book, James makes his own rich selection from over fifty years' work in verse: from his early satires to these valedictory poems, he proves himself to be as well suited to the intense demands of the tight lyric as he is to the longer mock-epic."
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Clive James will publish his Collected Poems (Picador) on April 21, 2016. Running to more than 500pp, the book will include a new introduction by the author. The publisher's blurb states: "In this book, James makes his own rich selection from over fifty years' work in verse: from his early satires to these valedictory poems, he proves himself to be as well suited to the intense demands of the tight lyric as he is to the longer mock-epic."

 
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on 01.01.16 at 11:31, Kevin Cryan wrote:

 
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Collected Poems

 
1958 - 2015

 
Clive James's reputation as a poet has become impossible to ignore. His recent poems looking back over his extraordinarily rich life with a clear-eyed and unflinching honesty, such as 'Japanese Maple' (first published in the New Yorker in 2014), became global news events upon their publication. His most recent collection, Sentenced to Life, was a phenomenal bestseller in the UK and in Australia, and his translation of Dante's The Divine Comedy was a Sunday Timestop ten bestseller in 2013.  
 
 In this book, James makes his own rich selection from over fifty years' work in verse: from his early satires to these heart-stopping valedictory poems, he proves himself to be as well suited to the intense demands of the tight lyric as he is to the longer mock-epic. Collected Poemsdisplays James's fluency and apparently effortless style, his technical skill and thematic scope, his lightly worn erudition and his emotional power; it will undoubtedly cement his reputation as one of the most versatile and accomplished of contemporary writers.
 
Genre: Poetry  
 ISBN: 9781509812400
 Published: 21/04/2016

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'Collected Poems' by Clive James celebrates decades of learning, growth

 
Clive James continues to pour forth verse as unabashedly alive as ever.  
 
By Steve Donoghue September 6, 2016
 


 
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In 2011 Australian-born journalist, critic, novelist, and all-round cultural yard dog Clive James received a dire medical diagnosis which seems to have done little or nothing to check his legendary productivity. Five books have appeared since, each one every bit as tenaciously, ferociously engaged as all the others (including a translation of Dante's "Divine Comedy"). Indeed, James's writing has always been so unabashedly alive and it has not changed at all.
 
The voice, the bare-knuckled assessments, the steep aesthetic erudition so often hidden under punchy, direct language, the spot-on phrasing. There's been no fundamental change, neither intensification nor (almost unthinkable) diminution; and it keeps coming. The only overt signs of those earlier dire pronouncements have been James's own somewhat puckish apologies that reports of his demise were a bit premature. And he keeps on writing.
 
If there has been a change in James's work since 2011, it has simply been that it has often occurred in an unwanted kind of split perspective, at once celebratory and commemorative.
 
One of his latest books reflects this: new from Liveright is his Collected Poems: 1958-2015, and again there's the involuntary invocation of a terminus this stately volume very much looks like a life's work neatly and finally finished.
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