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If you have ever even once in your life thought you were a bit clever, read this and any thoughts you had of being well read are dashed completely. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Paul Rooney
To take the Convict ship Human cargo on return trip - well you will end with Murdoch , Ben Elton ,Dame Edna and Clive James to teach English what Kipling had not meant by his... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Zdenek Hanzlik
Perhaps the best thing Clive James has written in a long and outstanding career. Certainly one of the great writers of the late 20C.Published 16 months ago by Bradford Buckley
A fabulous collection of essays inspired by a wonderfully eclectic collection of quotations from fascinating figures in literature, music film and television. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Itinerant Reader
At first, I wasn't sure what the format of this book was going for. It's an anthology of essays, each one "about" a figure from history that Mr. Read morePublished on April 28, 2013 by A. Fineman
Cultural Amnesia consists of about one hundred short essays on various people who influenced European culture for good or bad (I use the word `European' in the... Read more
Clive James seems to be faithfully fulfilling the subject yearning. He credits the quote to a philologist, Menéndez Pidal, in his article on another philologist, Pedro... Read morePublished on May 7, 2012 by John P. Jones III
In his foreword to "Cultural Amnesia", Clive James explains that it took him several decades to write this book, and that it was a helter skelter (my words, not his) process. Read morePublished on July 20, 2011 by JG