The Revolt of the Pendulum: Essays 2005-2008

The Revolt of the Pendulum: Essays 2005-2008

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By (author) Clive James

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  • Publisher: PICADOR
  • Format: Paperback | 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 197mm x 24mm | 277g
  • Publication date: 4 June 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 033045739X
  • ISBN 13: 9780330457392
  • Sales rank: 57,633

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The Revolt of the Pendulum, Clive James's latest essay collection, shows James at his most dazzling and versatile best yet. From the rules of grammar to the fundamentals of religion, from the culture of fandom to the cult of the critic, it's all there: his customary wit, learning and understanding; his precise way with words and pointed comments; his ear for language and eye for detail; his ability to focus on the finer points and the bigger picture simultaneously -- not to mention the sheer scope of his subject matter. 'Clive James has a fantastic range and depth of knowledge. He is, at times, miraculously funny. He writes knowledgeably and with passion about literature, and especially poetry. His opinions are his own; he knows about classical music, show tunes and pop. He knows about politics and history. He understands people too. And he makes good jokes ...There's only one Clive James' Sam Leith, Spectator

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Clive James is the author of more than thirty books, including five volumes of autobiography, Unreliable Memoirs, Falling Towards England, May Week was in June, North Face of Soho and The Blaze of Obscurity. 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.