The Meaning of Recognition: New Essays 2001-2005

The Meaning of Recognition: New Essays 2001-2005

by Clive James

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ISBN-13: 9780330527170
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Publication date: 12/13/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 643 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Clive James is the author of more than forty books. As well as essays, verse and novels, he has published literary and television criticism, travel writing, and five volumes of autobiography. In 1992 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia and in 2003 he was awarded the Philip Hodgins memorial medal for literature.

His other essay collections include The Crystal Bucket, The Dreaming Swimmer, Snakecharmers in Texas and Even as We Speak.


Clive James is the author of more than forty books. As well as essays, he has published collections of literary and television criticism, travel writing, verse and novels, plus five volumes of autobiography, Unreliable Memoirs, Falling Towards England, May Week Was In June, North Face of Soho and The Blaze of Obscurity. As a television performer he appeared regularly for both the BBC and ITV, most notably as writer and presenter of the Postcard series of travel documentaries. His popular Radio 4 series A Point of View has been published in volume form. He has also published several poetry collections, a verse commentary of Proust, Gate of Lilacs, and a translation of Dante’s The Divine Comedy. In 1992 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia and in 2003 he was awarded the Philip Hodgins memorial medal for literature. He holds honorary doctorates from Sydney University and the University of East Anglia. In 2012 he was appointed CBE and in 2013 an Officer of the Order of Australia.

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