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Nefertiti in the Flak Tower Poems

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ISBN-10: 0871407116

ISBN-13: 9780871407115

Edition: N/A

Authors: Clive James

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Clive James’s renown as an internally celebrated poet continues to expand, and there is no stronger evidence for this than Nefertiti in the Flak Tower, a collection “steeped in the lessons of Philip Larkin and W.B. Yeats” (London Times). Here, his polymathic learning and technical virtuosity are worn more lightly than ever; the effect is to produce a deep sense of trust into which the reader gratefully sinks. The most obvious token of that mastery is the book’s breathtaking range of themes: there are moving elegies, a meditation on the later Yeats, a Hollywood Iliad, and odes to rare orchids, wartime typewriters, and sharks—as well as a poem on the fate of Queen Nefertiti in Nazi Germany.…    
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List price: $24.95
Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 10/28/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 96
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

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…    

Introduction
Signing Ceremony
Monja Blanca
Stage Door Rocket Science
A Perfect Market
Australia Felix
Oval Room, Wallace Collection
Against Gregariousness
Numismatics
Nefertiti in the Flak Tower
Spectre of the Rose
The Same River Twice
On A Thin Gold Chain
And Then They Dream of Love
Beachmaster
Continental Silentia
Language Lessons
Peter Porter Dances to Piazzolla
Silent Sky
Special Needs
Pennies for the Shark
Butterfly Needles
Nimrod
Culture Clash
Fashion Statement
Paper Flower Maiden
On Reading Hakluyt at High Altitude
The Buzz
Dreams Before Sleeping
Incident in the Gandhi Bookshop Caf�, Avenida Corrientes
The Falcon Growing Old
Vertical Envelopment
Book Review
Whitman and the Moth
The Later Yeats
Habitu�s
Castle in the Air
Iliad!
A Spray of Jasmine
Madagascar Full-Tilt Boogie
Bubbler
A Bracelet for Geoffrey Hill
The Shadow Knows
Grief Has Its Time
Vision of Jean Arthur and the Distant Mountains
The Light As It Grows Dark
Plate Tectonics