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    DescriptionSix years after the much-heralded publication of Cultural Amnesia, Clive James presents his "prequel"--forty-nine essays that he has selected as the best of his half-century career. Originally appearing as As of This Writing, Cultural Cohesion examines the twisted cultural terrain of the twentieth century in one of the most accessible and cohesive volumes available. Divided into four sections--"Poetry," "Fiction and Literature," "Culture and Criticism," and "Visual Images"--James comments on poets like W. H. Auden and Phillip Larkin, novelists like D. H. Lawrence and Raymond Chandler (not to mention Judith Krantz!), and filmmakers like Fellini and Bogdanovich. Throughout, James delights his readers with his manic energy and critical aplomb. This volume, featuring a new introduction, is a one-volume cultural education that few recent books can rival.


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    Title
    Cultural Cohesion
    Subtitle
    The Essential Essays, 1968-2002
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Clive James
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 615
    Width: 141 mm
    Height: 209 mm
    Thickness: 29 mm
    Weight: 485 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780393346367
    ISBN 10: 0393346366
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DNF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 94
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 500
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    DC22: 824.914
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: LCO010000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 824/.914
    DC21: 814
    B&T Approval Code: A23150000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A25892000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: LCO005000
    LC classification: PR9619.3.J27 A6 2013
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    W. W. Norton & Company
    Imprint name
    W. W. Norton & Company
    Publication date
    01 April 2013
    Review quote
    Clive James is in the tradition of Hazlitt, Bagehot, and Edmund Wilson, with a gusto to succeed theirs. --John Bayley