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  • This essay was presented by Clive James, as the State Library of New South Wales's inaugural David Scott Mitchell Lecture, at the Sydney Town Hall in November 2002. It has also been presented at the State Library of Victoria.

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  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Australian Book Review ABR no. 247 December-January 2002-2003 Z999543 2002-2003 periodical issue 2002-2003 pg. 32-40
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Meaning of Recognition : New Essays 2001-2005 Clive James , London : Picador , 2005 Z1228941 2005 selected work essay criticism

    'Literary critic, cultural commentator, TV personality, journalist, poet, political analyist, satirist and Formula One fan: Clive James is a man (and master) of many talents, and the essays collected in The Meaning of Recognition are testament to that fact. Whether discussing Bing Crosby, Bruno Schulz or Shakespeare, he manages to prioritise style and substance simultaneously, his tone never less than pitch-perfect, his argument always considered. With each phrase carefully crafted and each piece offering cause for thought, the resulting volume – which takes the reader from London to Bali, theatre to library, from pre-election campaigning to sitting in front of the TV at home, watching The Sopranos and The West Wing – is remarkable not only for its range and insight, but also its intimacy and honesty.' (Publication summary)

    London : Picador , 2005
    pg. 216-236
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