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Author James, Clive, 1939- author.

Title Latest readings / Clive James.

Publication Info. New Haven : Yale University Press, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    828 James,C JAM    Available
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Description ix, 180 pages ; 21 cm
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Contents Introduction -- 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 -- Coda.
Summary The author reflects on his latest readings, and re-readings, undertaken after being diagnosed with terminal leukemia, combining thoughts on old favorites and new discoveries with personal musings on living and dying.
Subject James, Clive, 1939- -- Books and reading.
Books and reading.
Reading interests.
Literature -- History and criticism.
ISBN 9780300213195 (hbk.)
0300213190 (hbk.)

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