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Cultural Amnesia by Clive James (Paperback, 2007)

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Cultural Amnesia: Notes in the Margin of My Time by Clive James

A lifetime in the making, Cultural Amnesia is one of the crowning achievements in Clive James' illustrious career. Containing over a hundred essays, this is a definitive guide to twentieth century culture, cataloguing and exploring the careers of many of its greatest thinkers, humanists, musicians, artists and philosophers. From Louis Armstrong to Ludwig Wittgenstein, via Walter Benjamin, Sigmund Freud, Franz Kafka and Marcel Proust, this is an illuminating and fascinating work of remarkable erudition.

'Clive James is one of the most ingeniously stimulating literary critics now writing in English. Cultural Amnesia, with its encyclopaedic length and organization and the intense jostle of its ideas, is to be dipped into over weeks and months. If the dipper occasionally brings up exasperation, it brings up astonished delight far more often; and, best of all, exasperated astonished delight' - Boston Globe


Format: Paperback | 912 pages

Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.4  x 4.5 | 1.035kg

Publication Date: 01 Oct 2007

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

Imprint: Picador

Publication City/Country: London, United Kingdom

Language: English

Illustrations note: b&w portraits

Edition Number: 2

ISBN10: 0330418866

ISBN13: 9780330418867


Condition: Good

A book that has been read but is in good condition. Some obvious damage to the cover including minor scuff marks, and a fair amount of creasing, but no holes or tears. The majority of pages are undamaged with minimal creasing but no tearing. No pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. No missing pages. Still a very clean, solid and readable copy.