Sentenced to Life

Sentenced to Life

Poems 2011-2014

Book - 2015
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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.
Publisher: London :, Picador, an imprint of Pan Macmillan,, 2015.
Branch Call Number: 821.914 JAM
Characteristics: 59 pages ;,23 cm.

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Sep 29, 2015

A beautiful collection of thoughts at the end of life without self pity.

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