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y separately published work icon The Blaze of Obscurity : Unreliable Memoirs V single work   autobiography  
Is part of Unreliable Memoirs Clive James , 1980 series - author autobiography (number 5 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 The Blaze of Obscurity : Unreliable Memoirs V
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'For many people, Clive James will always be a TV presenter first and foremost, and a writer second - this despite the fact that his adventures with the written word took place before, during and after his time on the small screen. Nevertheless, for those who remember clips of Japanese endurance gameshows and Egyptian soap operas, Clive reinventing the news or interviewing Hefner and Hepburn, Polanski and Pavarotti, Clive's Postcards from Kenya, Shanghai and Dallas, or Clive James Racing Driver, Clive's rightful place does seem to be right there - on the box, in our homes, and almost one of the family.

'However you think of him, though, and whatever you remember him for, The Blaze of Obscurity is perhaps Clive's most brilliant book yet. Part Clive James on TV and part Clive James on TV, it tells the inside story of his years in television, shows Clive on top form both then and now, and proves - once and for all - that Clive has a way with words... whatever the medium.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Dedication: To the memory of Richard Drewett.
  • Epigraph: All my clever dealings, he said to himself, have not made me happy. I remain a broken, restless man. -Stefan Zweig, Ungeduld des Herzens.

    Fool, of thyself speak well. - Richard II, V, 5

  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Picador , 2009 .
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      Alternative title: The Blaze of Obscurity : The TV Years
      Extent: 288p.
      Reprinted: 2013
      ISBN: 9780330511056, 033051105X, 0330457365, 9780330457361

Works about this Work

Shorter Notice Sunil Iyengar , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: New Criterion , September vol. 29 no. 2010; (p. 73-74)

— Review of The Blaze of Obscurity : Unreliable Memoirs V Clive James , 2009 single work autobiography
Roth, Pinter, Berlin and Me Jan Taylor , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: London Review of Books , 11 March vol. 32 no. 5 2010; (p. 23-24)

— Review of The Blaze of Obscurity : Unreliable Memoirs V Clive James , 2009 single work autobiography
Orwell in a Cheap Blue Suit Les Carlyon , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , February vol. 5 no. 1 2010; (p. 20-21)

— Review of The Blaze of Obscurity : Unreliable Memoirs V Clive James , 2009 single work autobiography ; The Revolt of the Pendulum Clive James , 2009 selected work essay criticism review correspondence
Memoirs Aisling Foster , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 1 January no. 5570 2010; (p. 27)

— Review of The Blaze of Obscurity : Unreliable Memoirs V Clive James , 2009 single work autobiography
Artist Perfects His Engineering Skills Richard King , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 18-20 December 2009; (p. 24-25)

— Review of The Blaze of Obscurity : Unreliable Memoirs V Clive James , 2009 single work autobiography ; Opal Sunset : Selected Poems, 1958-2008 Clive James , 2008 selected work poetry
Clive Gets Serious on Celebrity Culture Brenton Holmes , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 14 November 2009; (p. 16)

— Review of The Blaze of Obscurity : Unreliable Memoirs V Clive James , 2009 single work autobiography
[Review] The Blaze of Obscurity Michael McGuire , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 28 November 2009; (p. 23)

— Review of The Blaze of Obscurity : Unreliable Memoirs V Clive James , 2009 single work autobiography
Artist Perfects His Engineering Skills Richard King , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 18-20 December 2009; (p. 24-25)

— Review of The Blaze of Obscurity : Unreliable Memoirs V Clive James , 2009 single work autobiography ; Opal Sunset : Selected Poems, 1958-2008 Clive James , 2008 selected work poetry
Memoirs Aisling Foster , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 1 January no. 5570 2010; (p. 27)

— Review of The Blaze of Obscurity : Unreliable Memoirs V Clive James , 2009 single work autobiography
Orwell in a Cheap Blue Suit Les Carlyon , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , February vol. 5 no. 1 2010; (p. 20-21)

— Review of The Blaze of Obscurity : Unreliable Memoirs V Clive James , 2009 single work autobiography ; The Revolt of the Pendulum Clive James , 2009 selected work essay criticism review correspondence
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