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An esteemed literary critic shares his final musings on books, his children, and his own impending death

In 2010, Clive James was diagnosed with terminal leukemia. Deciding that "if you don't know the exact moment when the lights will go out, you might as well read until they do," James moved his library to his house in Cambridge, where he would "live, read, and perhaps even write." James is the award-winning author of dozens of works of literary criticism, poetry, and history, and this volume contains his reflections on what may well be his last reading list. A look at some of James's old favorites as well as some of his recent discoveries, this book also offers a revealing look at the author himself, sharing his evocative musings on literature and family, and on living and dying.

As thoughtful and erudite as the works of Alberto Manguel, and as moving and inspiring as Randy Pausch's The Last Lecture and Will Schwalbe's The End of Your Life Book Club, this valediction to James's lifelong engagement with the written word is a captivating valentine from one of the great literary minds of our time.
Publisher: New Haven and London : Yale University Press, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780300213195
0300213190
Branch Call Number: 028.9 JAMES
Characteristics: ix, 180 pages ; 21 cm

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Feb 17, 2016

Numerous enjoyable, informative, and opinionated little essays, sometimes peppered with himself and his life and ailments, and sometimes with sarcastic humourm, as when he laments on a woman in the film industry who wasted her talents by trying to cram Peru into her nose (ie., she became a cocaine addict). No notes or index. Ultimately its like a series of well written longish blog posts, collected and printed.

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