Sentenced to Life


Sentenced to Life

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In the course of 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.

Title: Sentenced to Life
Author: James, Clive
ISBN: 9781447284048
Publication date: 09/04/2015
Price: $35.00
Publisher: MACMILLAN
Format: Hardback

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Dimensions 216 × 135 mm