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Issue Details: First known date: 2008... 2008 Angels over Elsinore : Collected Verse 2003-2008
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'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)

Notes

  • Dedication: To Stephen Edgar

Contents

* Contents derived from the London,
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Windows Is Shutting Downi"Windows is shutting down, and grammar are", Clive James , single work poetry satire (p. 1)
Angels over Elsinorei"How many angels knew who Hamlet was", Clive James , single work poetry (p. 2-3)
Exit Don Giovannii"Somewhere below his pride, the Don's bad dreams", Clive James , single work poetry (p. 4-5)
My Father Before Mei"At noon, no shadow. I am on my knees", Clive James , single work poetry (p. 6-7)
A Gyre from Brother Jacki"The canvas, called A Morning Long Ago,", Clive James , single work poetry (p. 8-9)
Woman Restingi"Sometimes the merely gifted give us proof", Clive James , single work poetry (p. 10-12)
Sunday Morning Walki"Frost on the green.", Clive James , single work poetry (p. 13-14)
Natural Selectioni"The gradual but inexorable magic", Clive James , single work poetry (p. 15-16)
Under the Jacarandasi"Under the jacarandas", Clive James , single work poetry (p. 17)
The Victor Hugo Clematisi"In our garden, the Victor Hugo clematis", Clive James , single work poetry (p. 18-19)
Mystery of the Silver Chairi"As if God's glory, with just one sun-ray,", Clive James , single work poetry (p. 20-21)
The Genesis Wafersi"Genesis carried wafers in her hold", Clive James , single work poetry (p. 22)
Museum of the Unmoving Imagei"The objects on display might seem to lack", Clive James , single work poetry (p. 23-24)
Statement from the Secretary of Defensei"This one we didn't know we didn't know:", Clive James , single work poetry (p. 25-26)
The Australian Suicide Bomber's Heavenly Rewardi"Here I am, complaining as usual to Nicole Kidman", Clive James , single work poetry (p. 27-28)
Diamond Pens of the Bus Vandalsi"Where do bus vandals get their diamond pens", Clive James , single work poetry (p. 29-30)
The Zero Piloti"On the Hiryu, Hajime Toyoshima", Clive James , single work poetry
Deals with the story of a Japanese fighter pilot in World War II who was involved in the Darwin bombing, was captured, committed suicide in Cowra New South Wales and is buried there.
(p. 31-32)
Iron Horsei"The Sioux, believing ponies should be pintos,", Clive James , single work poetry (p. 33-34)
Grace Cossington Smith's Post-Impressionist Harbour Bridgei"Grace Cossington Smith, Grace Cossington Smith,", Clive James , single work poetry (p. 35)
Note: With title: Grace Cossington Smith's Harbour Bridge
Belated Homage to Derek Walcotti"You made me think last night. Your lines about", Clive James , single work poetry (p. 36-38)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Picador ,
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      Extent: 103p.
      ISBN: 9780330457408, 0330457403

Works about this Work

Clean as You Go Paola Totaro , 2011 single work correspondence
— Appears in: The Monthly , October no. 72 2011; (p. 68-70)
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 Kid Grows Up David Free , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , May vol. 6 no. 4 2011; (p. 10-11, 13)
Discusses James's later poetry.
James Misses Out on Award 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 6 January 2010; (p. 4)
The 2009 Costa Poetry Award has been won by British writer Christopher Reid for his book A Scattering.
A Verse Collection That Ranges From Brilliant to Funny to Not-Quite-Larkin Bill Greenwell , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Independent , 12 January 2009; (p. 19)

— Review of Angels over Elsinore : Collected Verse 2003-2008 Clive James , 2008 selected work poetry
A Verse Collection That Ranges From Brilliant to Funny to Not-Quite-Larkin Bill Greenwell , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Independent , 12 January 2009; (p. 19)

— Review of Angels over Elsinore : Collected Verse 2003-2008 Clive James , 2008 selected work poetry
James Misses Out on Award 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 6 January 2010; (p. 4)
The 2009 Costa Poetry Award has been won by British writer Christopher Reid for his book A Scattering.
The Kid Grows Up David Free , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , May vol. 6 no. 4 2011; (p. 10-11, 13)
Discusses James's later poetry.
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.
Clean as You Go Paola Totaro , 2011 single work correspondence
— Appears in: The Monthly , October no. 72 2011; (p. 68-70)
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