Cultural Amnesia Necessary Memories from History and the Arts

ISBN-10: 039333354X
ISBN-13: 9780393333541
Edition: N/A
Authors: Clive James
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List price: $17.95
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/17/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 912
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.046

"I can't remember when I've learned as much from something I've read--or laughed as much while doing it."--Jacob Weisberg,Slate Finally in paperback after six hardcover printings, this international bestseller is an encyclopedic A-Z masterpiece--the perfect introduction to the very core of Western humanism. Clive James rescues, or occasionally destroys, the careers of many of the greatest thinkers, humanists, musicians, artists, and philosophers of the twentieth century. Soaring to Montaigne-like heights,Cultural Amnesiais precisely the book to burnish these memories of a Western civilization that James fears is nearly lost.

CLIVE JAMES is the author of more than forty books. As well as essays, he has published collections of literary and television criticism, travel writing, verse and novels, plus five volumes of autobiography, Unrealiable Memoirs, Falling Towards England, May Week Was in June, North Face of Soho and The Blaze of Obscurity. As a television performer he appeared regularly for both the BBC and ITV, most notably as a writer and presenter of the "Postcard" series of travel documentaries. He helped to found the independent television production company Watchmaker and the multimedia personal website www.clivejames.com . His book Cultural Amnesia was widely noticed in all the English-speaking countries and is currently being translated into Chinese. His popular Radio 4 series A Point of View has been published in volume form. In 1992 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia and in 2003 he was awarede the Philip Hodgins memorial medal for literature. He holds honorary doctorates from Sydney University and the University of East Anglia. In 2013 he was appointed CBE.

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