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Issue Details: First known date: 1989... 1989 'An Ecstasy of Self-Consciousness' : The Clive James Phenomenon - Literary and Television Persona
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After examining several of James's autobiographical and fiction works, Leahy concludes that 'television is the medium that suits the Clive James phenomenon the best. It is on television that the mask looks and sounds the best, but where we rarely see the "unreliable" ventriloquist, only the dummy.'


  • Thesis (BA Hons.).
  • Dedication: To my father, who taught me how to read, how to love books, and how to laugh.

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      Canberra, Australian Capital Territory,: 1989 .
      Extent: 50p.
      • Includes bibliographical references (leaves 46-50).
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