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Sentenced to life.

Author: Clive James
Publisher: UK : Picador, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Clive James
ISBN: 9781447284048 1447284046
OCLC Number: 907338607
Description: 59 pages ; 23 cm

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'Here are these amazing works, highly praised, technically and emotionally heart-stopping poems reflecting gratefully on a life . . . James's famous voice twinkles even in his weakened state.'  Read more...

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James was diagnosed with emphysema and kidney failure in early 2010 and almost all of the poems [in Sentenced to Life] deal with his illness ("Dying by inches") and his facing up to the end of life. Read more...

 
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