English writer Ian Shircore’s book-length study gives Clive James’ poems the loving attention they deserve.
Search Results for: clive james
Imagine a combination of Stephen Colbert (the real one, that is) and John Updike.
Clive James is cosmopolitan and learned, but he’s far from a snob.
Clive James gets the most out of whatever’s on the page and isn’t shy about making larger connections.
Our awareness of our delight in the homicidal temptations presented by film is itself a kind of twisted comedy that the critic is all too aware of.
An Arts Fuse regular feature: the arts on stamps of the world.
Some pithy quotes to keep in mind for the New Year.
“Unlike the talent for war, the ability to make peace has always been rare.”
The important question the NYTBR Editors fail to ask is whether the traditional definition and values of literary criticism will survive in an age of ebooks and iPads. Is there a primal appetite for criticism? (Edith Wharton says there is, and I believe her.) How will the Internet shape our innate desire to compare, judge, […]
Translating what became Under a Cruel Star was a labor of love as well as a work of feminism. There were few memoirs around of a life that spanned Nazism and Stalinism. None was written by a woman. By Helen Epstein. Readers of today’s New York Times found a remarkable story on the obituary page: […]