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'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)

Notes

  • Dedication: To the memory of my mother Minora May James 1910-2003.

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 , 1986 single work poetry satire (p. 3-4)
Sack Artisti"Reeling between the redhead and the blonde", Clive James , 1986 single work poetry (p. 5-7)
Top Bloke, Dead Loss, Paul Syvret , 2003 single work review
— Review of Top Bloke Gordon Graham , 2003 single work novel ;
(p. 8) Section: BAM
The Supreme Farewell of Handkerchiefsi"`I've left that great page blank,' said Mallarme", Clive James , 1986 single work poetry (p. 8)
A Gesture Towards James Joycei"The gesture towards Finnegans Wake was deliberate", Clive James , 1986 single work poetry satire (p. 9-10)
Thoughts on Feeling Carbon-Datedi"No moons are left to see the other side of.", Clive James , 1986 single work poetry (p. 11)
Johnny Weissmuller Dead in Acapulcoi"Apart possibly from waving hello to the cliff-divers", Clive James , 1986 single work poetry (p. 12-13)
Reflections on a Cardboard Boxi"Hostathion contains Triazophos", Clive James , 1986 single work poetry (p. 14-15)
The Philosophical Phallusi"The unbridled phallus of the philosopher", Clive James , 1986 single work poetry satire (p. 16-17)
Egon Friedell's Heroic Deathi"Egon Friedell committed suicide", Clive James , 1986 single work poetry (p. 18-19)
Homage to Rafinesquei"The ichthyologist Constantine Rafinesque-Schmaltz", Clive James , 1986 single work poetry (p. 20)
Will Those Responsible Come Forward?i"May the Lord have mercy on all those peoples", Clive James , 1986 single work poetry satire (p. 21-23)
Echo Echo Echoi"Changes in temperature entail turmoil", Clive James , 1986 single work poetry (p. 24-25)
The Anchor of the Siriusi"Triangular Macquarie Place, up from the Quay", Clive James , 1986 single work poetry (p. 26-27)
The Ferry Tokeni"Not gold but some base alloy, it stays good", Clive James , 1986 single work poetry (p. 28)
Funnelwebi"The flame reflected in the welder's mask", Clive James , 1986 single work poetry (p. 29-34)
A Valediction for Philip Larkini"You never travelled much but now you have", Clive James , 1986 single work poetry (p. 35-39)
Jet-Lag in Tokyoi"Flat feet kept Einstein out of the army.", Clive James , 1992 single work poetry (p. 40)
The Light Welli"From Playa de Giron the two-lane blacktop", Clive James , 1992 single work poetry (p. 41-43)
The Artificial Horizon (Deus Gubernat Navem)i"The artificial horizon is no false dawn", Clive James , 1992 single work poetry (p. 44)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
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      Picador ,
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      image of person or book cover 4866410684690147302.jpg
      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: xxv, 437pp.
      ISBN: 0330420046

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.
Postcard to Clive i "Dear Clive, I've just now finished your Collected,", Geoff Page , 2004 single work poetry
— Appears in: Quadrant , July-August vol. 48 no. 7-8 2004; (p. 126) The Quadrant Book of Poetry 2001-2010 2012; (p. 96) The Sydney Morning Herald , 26-27 January 2013; (p. 35)
Bring Us the Poems of Clive James Peter Craven , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 9-10 April 2004; (p. 4)

— Review of The Book of My Enemy : Collected Verse, 1958-2003 Clive James , 2003 selected work poetry lyric/song
The Quiet Guy Peter Goldsworthy , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 259 2004; (p. 36-37)

— Review of The Book of My Enemy : Collected Verse, 1958-2003 Clive James , 2003 selected work poetry lyric/song
Battle Hymn for Poetry Lovers Shane McCauley , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 14 February 2004; (p. 9)

— Review of The Book of My Enemy : Collected Verse, 1958-2003 Clive James , 2003 selected work poetry lyric/song
Kogarah Kid's Verve and Satiric Wit Peter Pierce , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 31 January 2004; (p. 2a)

— Review of The Book of My Enemy : Collected Verse, 1958-2003 Clive James , 2003 selected work poetry lyric/song
Battle Hymn for Poetry Lovers Shane McCauley , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 14 February 2004; (p. 9)

— Review of The Book of My Enemy : Collected Verse, 1958-2003 Clive James , 2003 selected work poetry lyric/song
The Quiet Guy Peter Goldsworthy , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 259 2004; (p. 36-37)

— Review of The Book of My Enemy : Collected Verse, 1958-2003 Clive James , 2003 selected work poetry lyric/song
Bring Us the Poems of Clive James Peter Craven , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 9-10 April 2004; (p. 4)

— Review of The Book of My Enemy : Collected Verse, 1958-2003 Clive James , 2003 selected work poetry lyric/song
Postcard to Clive i "Dear Clive, I've just now finished your Collected,", Geoff Page , 2004 single work poetry
— Appears in: Quadrant , July-August vol. 48 no. 7-8 2004; (p. 126) The Quadrant Book of Poetry 2001-2010 2012; (p. 96) The Sydney Morning Herald , 26-27 January 2013; (p. 35)
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.
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