A Paean for Peter Porter single work   poetry   "The sound of breaking glass in Germany"
Issue Details: First known date: 1999... 1999 A Paean for Peter Porter
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  • Appears in:
    y Paeans for Peter Porter : A Celebration for Peter Porter on His Seventieth Birthday by Twenty of His Friends Anthony Thwaite (editor), London : Bridgewater Press , 1999 Z1726922 1999 anthology poetry biography lyric/song correspondence London : Bridgewater Press , 1999 pg. 40-46
  • Appears in:
    y The Book of My Enemy : Collected Verse, 1958-2003 Clive James , London : Picador , 2003 Z1095394 2003 selected work poetry lyric/song

    '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)

    London : Picador , 2003
    pg. 192-197
    Note: With title: A Paean for Peter Porter : To Mark His Seventieth Birthday
Last amended 21 Apr 2013 09:57:46
Subjects:
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    Germany,
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    Western Europe, Europe,
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    Japan,
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    East Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
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