Sentenced to Life (Paperback)

Clive James

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In his new collection of poems - several of which have already become famous before their book publication - Clive James looks back over an extraordinarily rich life with a clear-eyed and unflinching honesty. There are regrets, but no trace of self-pity in these verses, which - for all their open dealings with death and illness - are primarily a celebration of what is treasurable and memorable in our time here. Again and again, James reminds us that he is not only a poet of effortless wit and lyric accomplishment: he is also an immensely wise one, who delights in using poetic form to bring a razor-sharp focus to his thought. Miraculously, these poems see James writing with his insight and energy not only undiminished but positively charged by his situation: Sentenced to Life represents a career high point from one of the greatest literary intelligences of the age.


Product Details

  • Product code: AUYDS
  • ISBN: 9781447284055
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 13.1cm x 19.7cm
  • Pages: 208
  • Publish date: Thu Sep 22 00:00:00 BST 2016
  • Book points: 7

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