Lecons de Tenebres single work   poetry   "But are they lessons, all these things I learn"
Issue Details: First known date: 2013 2013
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  • Appears in:
    y The Best Australian Poems 2013 Lisa Gorton (editor), Collingwood : Black Inc. , 2013 6049548 2013 selected work poetry (taught in 2 units) Collingwood : Black Inc. , 2013 pg. 89
  • Appears in:
    y The New Yorker 3 June 2013 7840523 2013 newspaper issue 2013
  • Appears in:
    y Sentenced to Life Clive James , Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2015 8439954 2015 selected work poetry

    'In 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.' (Publication summary)

    Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2015
    pg. 46
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