Once Smitten, Twice Smitten single work   poetry   "There goes her barge without me. Did she spot"
Issue Details: First known date: 1986... 1986 Once Smitten, Twice Smitten
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  • Appears in:
    y Other Passports : Poems 1958-1985 Clive James , London : Jonathan Cape , 1986 Z822325 1986 selected work poetry London : Jonathan Cape , 1986 pg. 45
  • Appears in:
    y The Sting in the Wattle : Australian Satirical Verse Philip Neilsen (editor), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1993 Z375066 1993 anthology poetry correspondence extract satire humour war literature St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1993 pg. 176
  • Appears in:
    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. 111
    Note: Author note: Peter Porter as Enobarbus
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