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The Metropolitan Critic

(1974)
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In 1974 The Metropolitan Critic started a new trend in cultural comment which has since become an orthodoxy. The young Clive James was the first journalist in London to talk about high culture and pop culture in the same all-consuming, sparkling style. Even at that early stage, the learning behind his literary high-wire act was formidable: a portent of the wide-ranging erudition that in subsequent years was to back up his further volumes of critical prose and the television column that made him famous. An extra delight of this edition is a set of newly-written self-critical footnotes which combine with a nostalgic introduction to evoke what literary London was like when the author, low on salary but high on hope, was making his spectacular start.



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Hardback Editions

November 1994 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Metropolitan Critic
Author(s): Clive James
ISBN: 0-224-04241-6 / 978-0-224-04241-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd
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April 1974 : UK Hardback
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Title: Metropolitan Critic
Author(s): Clive James
ISBN: 0-571-09998-X / 978-0-571-09998-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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Paperback Editions

March 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Metropolitan Critic
Author(s): James
ISBN: 1-4472-6790-7 / 978-1-4472-6790-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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October 1995 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Metropolitan Critic
Author(s): Clive James
ISBN: 0-330-34020-4 / 978-0-330-34020-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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Kindle Editions

October 2015 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Metropolitan Critic
Author(s): Clive James
Publisher: Picador
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