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The Magic Wheel single work   poetry   "O magic wheel, draw hither to my house the man I love."
Issue Details: First known date: 2004... 2004 The Magic Wheel
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Notes

  • Author's note: An ode in the manner of Theocritus

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Times Literary Supplement no. 5308 24 December & 31 December 2004 Z1170096 2004 periodical issue TLS 2004 pg. 11
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Opal Sunset : Selected Poems, 1958-2008 Clive James , New York (City) : W. W. Norton , 2008 Z1532441 2008 selected work poetry

    'Opal Sunset gathers together fifty years of Clive James’s poetry, and will undoubtedly enhance his reputation as one of the most versatile and accomplished of contemporary writers. Indeed – as with Other PassportsThe Book of My Enemy and Angels Over Elsinore before it – Opal Sunset proves Clive James to be as well suited to the intense demands of the poetic form as he is to prose.

    'Readers new to his verse will not be surprised to find him a master of the comic set-piece and surreal excursion, while those who are familiar with his previous collections will already be aware of his fluency and apparently effortless style, his technical skill and thematic scope. Ultimately, however, the highest recommendation one can give is that Clive James is, in these poems, unmistakably himself – an assured and dazzling wordsmith.' (Publication summary)

    New York (City) : W. W. Norton , 2008
    pg. 151-152
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Angels over Elsinore : Collected Verse 2003-2008 Clive James , London : Picador , 2008 Z1572271 2008 selected work poetry

    'Well-known for his prose, as well as his TV appearances, Clive James has also established a name for himself in the world of poetry. His previous collections, Other Passports and The Book of My Enemy, were critically acclaimed and accomplished, yet simultaneously accessible and entertaining - and his new book promises more of the same.

    'Bringing together poems written over the last five years, Angels over Elsinore is impressive not only in terms of its execution, but also in terms of its scope and versatility.' (Publication summary)

    London : Picador , 2008
    pg. 94-95
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