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A Gesture Towards James Joyce Issue Details: First known date: 1986... 1986
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  • Appears in:
    y The Penguin Book of Australian Satirical Verse Australian Satirical Verse Philip Neilsen (editor), Ringwood New York (City) : Penguin , 1986 Z517595 1986 anthology poetry extract satire humour war literature Ringwood New York (City) : Penguin , 1986 pg. 246-247
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    y Other Passports : Poems 1958-1985 Clive James , London : Jonathan Cape , 1986 Z822325 1986 selected work poetry London : Jonathan Cape , 1986 pg. 9-10
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    y The Book of My Enemy : Collected Verse, 1958-2003 Clive James , London : Picador , 2003 Z1095394 2003 selected work poetry lyric/song

    'The reputation of Clive James as a poet was slow to form, perhaps because he was too famous as a star journalist and television entertainer. There was also the drawback that his poetry was so entertaining it was hard for many critics to take seriously. But after the notoriety achieved by a single self-satirizing poem, ‘The Book of My Enemy Has Been Remaindered’, one of the most anthologized poems of recent times, James’s poetic output became impossible to ignore, and his 1985 collection Other Passports was greeted with praise for its thematic scope and technical accomplishment, even by critics who still doubted his seriousness. Since then, James has emerged unarguably as one of the most prominent poets of his generation – and The Book of My Enemy (which includes Other Passports) shows why.' (Publication summary)

    London : Picador , 2003
    pg. 9-10
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    y Opal Sunset : Selected Poems, 1958-2008 Clive James , New York (City) : W. W. Norton , 2008 Z1532441 2008 selected work poetry New York (City) : W. W. Norton , 2008 pg. 7-9
    Note: Epigraph: My gesture towards Finnegans Wake is deliberate. - Ronald Bush, T. S. Eliot: A Study in Character and Style.
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