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Hardback:The river in the sky.:2018 The river in the sky.
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Author: James, Clive.
Publication year: 2018
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Classification: 821.92
Publisher: London : Picador, 2018.
ISBN: 1509887237 9781509887231 (hbk): 14.99
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Clive James has been close to death for several years, and he has written about the experience in a series of deeply moving poems. In 'Sentenced to Life,' he was clear-sighted as he faced the end, honest about his regrets. In 'Injury Time,' he wrote about living well in the time remaining, focusing our attention on the joys of family and art, and celebrating the immediate beauty of the world. When 'The River in the Sky' opens, we find James in ill health but high spirits. Although his body traps him at home, his mind is free to roam, and this long poem is animated by his recollection of what life was and never will be again; as it resolves into a flowing stream of vivid images, his memories are emotionally supercharged 'by the force of their own fading'. In this form, the poet can transmit the felt experience of his exceptional life to the reader.
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Language: English
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These notes from an erudite and wise soul enriches our understanding of the arts and politics. Read
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Hardback:Sentenced to life.:2015.
Author: James, Clive.
Year 2015.
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Content type: Poetry
Publisher: Picador,
Resource type: Physical
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