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Issue Details: First known date: 1986... 1986 Other Passports : Poems 1958-1985
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'Clive James's unforgettable poetry collection, which gained him comparison to Byron and status as a 'true poet' demonstrates his wide range of interests and knowledge while never compromising his trademark wit and humour. Other Passports explores his lyrical style of poetry, alongside parodies, imitations and lampoons.' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Dedication: to Karl Miller

Contents

* Contents derived from the London,
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The Book of My Enemy Has Been Remainderedi"The book of my enemy has been remaindered", Clive James , single work poetry satire (p. 3-4)
Sack Artisti"Reeling between the redhead and the blonde", Clive James , single work poetry (p. 5-7)
The Supreme Farewell of Handkerchiefsi"`I've left that great page blank,' said Mallarme", Clive James , single work poetry (p. 8)
A Gesture Towards James Joycei"The gesture towards Finnegans Wake was deliberate", Clive James , single work poetry satire (p. 9-10)
Thoughts on Feeling Carbon-Datedi"No moons are left to see the other side of.", Clive James , single work poetry (p. 11)
Johnny Weissmuller Dead in Acapulcoi"Apart possibly from waving hello to the cliff-divers", Clive James , single work poetry (p. 12-13)
Reflections on a Cardboard Boxi"Hostathion contains Triazophos", Clive James , single work poetry (p. 14-15)
The Philosophical Phallusi"The unbridled phallus of the philosopher", Clive James , single work poetry satire (p. 16-17)
Egon Friedell's Heroic Deathi"Egon Friedell committed suicide", Clive James , single work poetry (p. 18-19)
Homage to Rafinesquei"The ichthyologist Constantine Rafinesque-Schmaltz", Clive James , single work poetry (p. 20)
Will Those Responsible Come Forward?i"May the Lord have mercy on all those peoples", Clive James , single work poetry satire (p. 21-23)
Echo Echo Echoi"Changes in temperature entail turmoil", Clive James , single work poetry (p. 24-25)
The Anchor of the Siriusi"Triangular Macquarie Place, up from the Quay", Clive James , single work poetry (p. 26-27)
The Ferry Tokeni"Not gold but some base alloy, it stays good", Clive James , single work poetry (p. 28)
Funnelwebi"The flame reflected in the welder's mask", Clive James , single work poetry (p. 29-34)
A Valediction for Philip Larkini"You never travelled much but now you have", Clive James , single work poetry (p. 35-39)
From Robert Lowell's Notebooki"Stalled before my metal shaving mirror", Clive James , single work poetry (p. 43-44)
Once Smitten, Twice Smitteni"There goes her barge without me. Did she spot", Clive James , single work poetry (p. 45)
Adrian Henri Wants to Write Poemsi"Remembering the day I walked five miles in my short trousers", Clive James , single work poetry (p. 46-48)
R. S. Thomas at Altitudei"The reason I am leaning over", Clive James , single work poetry (p. 49)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
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      Extent: xiv, 221p.p.
      Note/s:
      • First title page reads : Other Passports
      ISBN: 0224024221
    • London,
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      Pan ,
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      Extent: xiv, 221p.p.
      ISBN: 0330301799
    • London,
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      Picador ,
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      Extent: 256p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 6 April 2017
      ISBN: 9781509832415

Works about this Work

A One-Man Writers' Festival Peter Kirkpatrick , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , Spring no. 204 2011; (p. 55-62)
Peter Kirkpatrick on the poetic ambitions of Clive James, celebrity.
The Comedic Spirit in the Poetry of Clive James John S. Batts , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Five Bells , Winter vol. 10 no. 3 2003; (p. 15-23)
Unerring Ear for Parodies and Lampoons T. H. Naisby , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Newcastle Herald , 12 March, 1988; (p. 12)

— Review of Other Passports : Poems 1958-1985 Clive James , 1986 selected work poetry
New Paperbacks Robin Lucas , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 20 February, 1988; (p. 71)

— Review of Other Passports : Poems 1958-1985 Clive James , 1986 selected work poetry
Mattara : A Display of Quality, Vigour Jeff Doyle , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 20 February 1988; (p. B2)

— Review of Other Passports : Poems 1958-1985 Clive James , 1986 selected work poetry ; Properties of the Poet and Other Poems 1987 anthology poetry ; Poland and Other Poems Lily Brett , 1987 selected work poetry
A Box of Poetic Tricks from that Garrulous Kogarah Kid Chris Wallace-Crabbe , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 2 May 1987; (p. 14)

— Review of Other Passports : Poems 1958-1985 Clive James , 1986 selected work poetry
About the British Mark Thomas , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 18 April 1987; (p. 13)

— Review of Other Passports : Poems 1958-1985 Clive James , 1986 selected work poetry
Among His Contemporaries Anne Haverty , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 26 June 1987; (p. 682)

— Review of Other Passports : Poems 1958-1985 Clive James , 1986 selected work poetry
Clive James, Poet Hal Colebatch , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 11 April 1987;

— Review of Other Passports : Poems 1958-1985 Clive James , 1986 selected work poetry
Clive and His Old Shantih Katherine Cummings , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 28 March 1987; (p. 46)

— Review of Other Passports : Poems 1958-1985 Clive James , 1986 selected work poetry
The Comedic Spirit in the Poetry of Clive James John S. Batts , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Five Bells , Winter vol. 10 no. 3 2003; (p. 15-23)
A One-Man Writers' Festival Peter Kirkpatrick , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , Spring no. 204 2011; (p. 55-62)
Peter Kirkpatrick on the poetic ambitions of Clive James, celebrity.
Passports to Paradise: Peter Porter and Clive James Bruce Bennett , 1988 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: A Sense of Exile : Essays in the Literature of the Asia-Pacific Region 1988; (p. 67-79)
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