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    Description'In this book can be heard the merest edge of an enormous conversation. As they never were in life, we can imagine the speakers all gathered in some vast room, wearing name tags in case they don't recognize each other (although some recognize each other all too well, and avoid contact). My heroes and heroines are here. The reader will recognize some of their names, while other names will be more obscure. My intellectual betes noires are here too, and the same division might apply.'An almanac combining a comprehensive survey of modern culture with an annotated index of who-was-who and what-was-what, "Cultural Amnesia" is Clive's unique take on the places and the faces that shaped the twentieth-century. From Anna Akhmatova to Stefan Zweig, via Charles de Gaulle, Hitler, Thomas Mann and Charlie Chaplin, this varied and unfailingly absorbing book is both story and history, both public memoir and personal record - and provides an essential field-guide to the vast movements of taste, intellect, politics and delusion that helped to prepare the times we live in now.

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    Cultural Amnesia
    Notes in the Margin of My Time
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Clive James, Read by Clive James
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Number of pages: 4
    Width: 125 mm
    Height: 142 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 217 g
    ISBN 13: 9780230708389
    ISBN 10: 0230708382

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DNF, JFC
    DC22: 828
    BISAC V2.8: LCO010000, SOC002010
    Thema V1.0: DNL, JBCC
    Pan MacMillan
    Imprint name
    Macmillan Digital Audio
    Publication date
    04 April 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Clive James is the author of more than twenty books. As well as essays, he has published collections of literary and television criticism, travel writing, verse and novels, plus three volumes of autobiography. In 1992 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia and in 2003 he was awarded the Philip Hodgins memorial medal for literature.