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The Meaning of Recognition

(2004)
New Essays 2001 - 2005
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Literary critic, cultural commentator, TV personality, journalist, poet, political analyist, satirist and Formula One fan: Clive James is a man (and master) of many talents, and the essays collected in The Meaning of Recognition are testament to that fact. Whether discussing Bing Crosby, Bruno Schulz or Shakespeare, he manages to prioritise style and substance simultaneously, his tone never less than pitch-perfect, his argument always considered. With each phrase carefully crafted and each piece offering cause for thought, the resulting volume - which takes the reader from London to Bali, theatre to library, from pre-election campaigning to sitting in front of the TV at home, watching The Sopranos and The West Wing - is remarkable not only for its range and insight, but also its intimacy and honesty.

A contemporary everyman, James is also unmistakably himself, and The Meaning of Recognition shows him at his witty, learned - and heartfelt - best.



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October 2005 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Meaning of Recognition: New Essays 2001-2005
Author(s): Clive James
ISBN: 0-330-44025-X / 978-0-330-44025-7 (UK edition)
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January 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Meaning of Recognition: New Essays 2001-2005 (Bello)
Author(s): James
ISBN: 1-4472-4883-X / 978-1-4472-4883-5 (UK edition)
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December 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Meaning of Recognition: New Essays 2001-2005
Author(s): Clive James
ISBN: 0-330-44028-4 / 978-0-330-44028-8 (UK edition)
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September 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Meaning of Recognition: New Essays 2001-2005
Author(s): Clive James
ISBN: 0-330-44029-2 / 978-0-330-44029-5 (UK edition)
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December 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Meaning of Recognition: New Essays 2001-2005
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