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Sinclair, Clive 1948-

Works: 35 works in 183 publications in 5 languages and 2,837 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Interviews  Biography  Filmed interviews  Educational films  Filmed literary readings  Nonfiction films  History  Short stories  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Interviewer, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR6069.I52, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Clive Sinclair
Most widely held works by Clive Sinclair
The brothers Singer by Clive Sinclair( Book )

16 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Index, Bibliography: p. 168-174
Cosmetic effects by Clive Sinclair( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cosmetic Effects is a novel about terrorism and infidelity that manages to be sitmultaneously hilarious, apocalyptic, and erotic. It tells the story of Jonah Isaacson, who lectures in film at the University of St. Albans; has a professed preference for Luis Bunuel over Meryl Streep; and is happily married to Sophie, a travel agent whose business it is to sell her clients another, if temporary reality. Then Stella, St. Alban's premier cosmetic artist, turns Jonah on to powered rhinoceros horn--not only the greatest aphrodisiac he's ever had, but something that shatters the framework of his own reality so much that he will never, ever be the same
Blood libels by Clive Sinclair( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hearts of gold by Clive Sinclair( Book )

17 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tales of America, adultery, football, incest, love, paranoia, sadism and Zionism ... Wickedly funny these stories may be, but heartless they are not. Disturbing images abound; like the loving family that feasts upon living butterflies; and other images that connect the themes with places deeper than the mind. The narrators are an extraordinary group: a berserk psychiatrist, a giraffe, a man with an invisible creature on his back, a Jewish private eye, a communist with a bowel fixation, and various other disillusioned souls. None the less, each story is lucid, concisely written and has a
Bedbugs by Clive Sinclair( Book )

16 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writers talk : Kazuo Ishiguro with Clive Sinclair by Kazuo Ishiguro( Visual )

10 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Topics discussed in the interview: --Creating authentic fictional worlds. --Growing up in the shadow of the atom bomb. --Moral crisis of post-war Japan
Meet the wife by Clive Sinclair( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Meet the Wife is a book of metamorphoses, of journeys that o'erleap all frontiers, most especially that between life and death, of contemporary adventures that suddenly assume mythic proportions." "Accept Clive Sinclair's invitation and you will embark upon an expedition led by none other than Odysseus, still desperately seeking Penelope. His reluctant amanuensis is a fat reporter called Pumpkin, who is transformed from a dictator's lapdog into a Homeric bard, one who literally writes out of his skin." "Accept this invitation and you will also cross paths with the Lone Ranger, and Wyatt Earp, the most famous lawman of them all. And meet the latter's voluptuous wife, whose portrait overleaf may or may not be a true likeness. Mrs. Earp also happens to be the double of someone's else missing spouse, a coincidence that raises deadly questions about identity. And not only about identity. In the world you are about to enter, where no surface remains static for long, you'll never be sure whether to laugh or cry for help."--Jacket
Clive Sinclair's true tales of the Wild West by Clive Sinclair( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Today's Wild West is not what it was, though it wishes that it were. The old certainties are gone, leaving only questions." "Was Wyatt Earp a model lawman, or a stone-cold killer? Was General Custer a brilliant strategist who had a bad day, or a glory-hunting asshole? Were the rumours true? Was Wild Bill Hickock more of a man's lady than a ladies' man? Was Billy the Kid gay? Was Calamity Jane a feminist, or a tart? Were Geronimo, Cochise, Crazy Horse, and Sitting Bull freedom fighters, or terrorists?" "Can anyone separate truth from legend, fact from fiction?" "Two cousins set out to attempt just that: the one is Peppercorn, a fading photo-journalist in search of his inner cowboy; the other is Saltzman, lecturer in American Studies at the University of St Albans. On their travels, they encounter many of the great heroes of the Wild West - or at least the men and women who impersonate them - as well as other larger-than-life characters such as innocent Mercy Sweetbriar, runner-up in the 'Appearance, Personality, and Photogenics' category of South Dakota's Miss Rodeo contest, not-so-innocent Miami Bitch, Kevin Costner, and Bill Janklow, Governor of South Dakota and latter-day Indian fighter." "In order to fully capture the extravagance of these people and the landscapes they inhabit, Clive Sinclair has been driven to invent a new genre. He calls it Dodgy Realism, a melange of fact, fantasy, and fiction. Call it what you will, his new book is both an erudite investigation of, and a glorious romp through, the heartland of America."--BOOK JACKET
Writers talk : Aharon Appelfeld with Clive Sinclair( Visual )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Topics Discussed in the Interview: Writing in Hebrew. --Writing to expunge memory. --Finding a language to express tragedy. --The Jews and assimilation
Diaspora blues : a view of Israel by Clive Sinclair( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lady with the laptop and other stories by Clive Sinclair( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Augustus Rex by Clive Sinclair( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For good or evil by Clive Sinclair( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and Polish and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bibliosexuality: a novel by Clive Sinclair( Book )

6 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Death & Texas by Clive Sinclair( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clive Sinclair's first collection of stories won the Somerset Maugham Award. His second was short-listed for the inaugural Dylan Thomas Award. His third won both the PEN Silver Pen, and the Jewish Quarterly Award for fiction. This is his fourth. The new stories range from New Orleans and Texas to Peru and Venice. Their subjects are loss, the fear of loss, and love, most especially that between husbands and wives, fathers and sons
Aharon Appelfeld : with Clive Sinclair by Aharon Apelfeld( Visual )

9 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this interview, Aharon Appelfeld discusses his memories of being separated from his parents by the Nazis and the difficult war years following his escape from a concentration camp. Topics include: writing in Hebrew, writing to expunge memory, finding a language to express tragedy, and the Jews and assimilation
Kazuo Ishiguro in conversation with Clive Sinclair by Kazuo Ishiguro( Visual )

6 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kazuo Ishiguro talks about growing up as a Japanese boy in an English culture and how he first decided to become a writer
Kidneys in the mind : a lecture by Clive Sinclair( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deborah by Ester Ḳreyṭman( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First published in Yiddish in 1936, Deborah is perhaps the only novel to give us full insight into the experience of growing up female in a traditional Polish Jewish family soon after the turn of the century, as the world of the shtetl gave way to modernity. Esther Singer Kreitman provides a loving but clear-eyed depiction of this world in flux, replete with rabbis and yeshiva students, socialist rebels and gangsters, street vendors and seamstresses. At the same time, the novel reveals the frustration of its young protagonist: so hungry for life and learning, Deborah is barred from formal education, confined to the household, and finally exiled into an arranged marriage. As her life closes in around her, Deborah's apocalyptic visions seem to presage the cultural, as well as personal, destructions to come." "In Deborah, Kreitman recalls much of her own youth as the elder sister who watched her younger brothers, Isaac Bashevis and I.J. Singer, enjoy the education denied her. As Bashevis later explained, she was the inspiration for "Yentl," his famous story about a girl who dresses as a boy in order to study at the yeshiva. While Kreitman never undertook Yentl's feat, she made an astounding accomplishment of her own: Against all expectations and against all odds, she wrote honestly, fiercely, and profoundly about what is now a lost world."--Jacket
Kazuo Ishiguro by Kazuo Ishiguro( Visual )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ishiguro, born in Japan and now living in England, discusses his work and the moral crisis of post-war Japan
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Clive Sinclair's true tales of the Wild West
Alternative Names
Clive Sinclair British writer

Clive Sinclair écrivain britannique

Clive Sinclair escritor británico

Shinkurea, Kuraib.

Sinclair, Clive John 1948-

クライヴ・シンクレア (作家)

シンクレア, クライヴ

Meet the wifeClive Sinclair's true tales of the Wild WestThe lady with the laptop and other storiesFor good or evil