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Clive James' latest publications

THE RIVER IN THE SKY 

Picador, 2018
ISBN 1 509 88723 1

SOMEWHERE BECOMING RAIN

Picador, 2019
ISBN 978-1-5290-2882-9
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SO BRIGHTLY AT THE LAST 

Red Door, 2019
ISBN 978-1-913062-07-1

LOOSE CANON

Red Door, 2016
ISBN 978-1-910453-23-0
So Brightly at the Last: Clive James and the Passion for Poetry

Clive James, famously having announced his imminent demise several years too early, while continuing to create a brilliant dying blaze of poetic beauty, has finally quit the stage, the sad songs left half-done. Ian Shircore's new book takes an in-depth look at the poetry of late-period James, illustrating and analysing with example and anecdote not only the works themselves, but the creative impulse that drove the Kid from Kogarah to become one of the great poets of our time.

So Brightly at the Last (ISBN 978-1-913062-07-1) by Ian Shircore was published in 2019 by Red Door and is available in hardback and e-book formats from Amazon.

Loose Canon: The Extraordinary Songs
of Clive James and Pete Atkin

Here's the book we didn't even realise we were waiting for. Author Ian Shircore has created this splendid tribute to the canon and its creators, filled with observation and anecdote, and reinforced with background material from both Pete and Clive. This is no scholarly analysis; instead it skips lightly through the songs' structure and content, and intrigues the reader with whimsical diversions into related fields of art, literature and (especially) popular music.

Loose Canon (ISBN 978-1-910453-23-0) by Ian Shircore was published on October 13th 2016 by Red Door and is available in hardback, paperback and e-book formats from Amazon.

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