Clive James

A literary polymath, Australian writer Clive James has, over a long and productive career, worked variously as a poet, critic, television presenter, novelist and memoirist. Born in Sydney James has lived in the United Kingdom since 1962 and began his career writing criticism for newspapers, editorials and periodicals, notably writing anonymously as “The Metropolitan Critic” for the Times Literary Supplement and penning a weekly television column for The Observer. As a novelist, his works include the bestsellers Brilliant Creatures and The Silver Castle and his memoirs and essay collections include Unreliable Memoirs and Cultural Amnesia. A gifted and highly acclaimed poet - sometimes compared with Philip Larkin - James’s collections of verse include Poetry Notebook, Collected Poems, Sentenced to Life, Injury Time and 2018’s The River in the Sky.

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A love letter from one of the world's best living writers to one of its most cherished poets.

Clive James is a life-long admirer of the work of Philip Larkin. Somewhere Becoming Rain gathers all of James's writing on this towering literary figure of the twentieth century, together with extra material now published for the first time.

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Poetry by Clive James

The River in the Sky
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Injury Time
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Sentenced to Life
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The Divine Comedy
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Poetry Notebook
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Collected Poems
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The Book of My Enemy
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Gate of Lilacs
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Sentenced to Life
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Injury Time
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Fiction by Clive James

Brilliant Creatures
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The Remake
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The Memoirs of Clive James

Always Unreliable
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Unreliable Memoirs
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Falling Towards England
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May Week Was In June
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North Face of Soho
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The Blaze of Obscurity
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Other Non-Fiction by Clive James

Somewhere Becoming Rain
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Play All
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Cultural Amnesia
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A Point of View
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Even As We Speak
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Latest Readings
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The Revolt of the Pendulum
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At the Pillars of Hercules
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From the Land of Shadows
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The Crystal Bucket
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The Dreaming Swimmer
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Play All
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