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Latest Readings

(2015)
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In 2010 Clive James was diagnosed with terminal leukemia. Deciding that "if you don't know the exact moment when the lights will go out, you might as well read until they do," James moved his library to his house in Cambridge, where he would "live, read, and perhaps even write". James is the award-winning author of dozens of works of literary criticism, poetry, and history, and this volume contains his reflections on what may well be his last reading list.

A look at some of James' old favorites as well as some of his recent discoveries, this book also offers a revealing look at the author himself, sharing his evocative musings on literature and family and on living and dying.

As thoughtful and erudite as the works of Alberto Manguel, and as moving and inspiring as Randy Pausch's The Last Lecture and Will Schwalbe's The End of Your Life Book Club, this valediction to James' lifelong engagement with the written word is a captivating valentine from one of the great literary minds of our time.



Praise for this book

"Clive James is perhaps the most original and distinctive literary critical voice of the last half-century." - Martin Amis


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Used availability for Clive James's Latest Readings

Hardback Editions

August 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: Latest Readings
Author(s): Clive James
ISBN: 0-300-21319-0 / 978-0-300-21319-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Yale University Press
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Paperback Editions

August 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Latest Readings
Author(s): Clive James
ISBN: 0-300-22355-2 / 978-0-300-22355-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Yale University Press
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Audio Editions

January 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Latest Readings
Author(s): Clive James
ISBN: 1-5113-6434-3 / 978-1-5113-6434-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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October 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Latest Readings
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October 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Latest Readings
Author(s): Clive James
Publisher: Audible Studios
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October 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Latest Readings
Author(s): Clive James
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Kindle Editions

August 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Latest Readings
Author(s): Clive James
Publisher: Yale University Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA