by Clive James
Editor: Yale University Press
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A prominent literary critic actions his latest reflections on books, his children, and his own impending death In 2010, Clive James was diagnosed with leukemiaDeciding that “if you don’t know exactly when the lights go out, you might as well read until they do,” James moved his library to his home in Cambridge, where he would “live, read, and perhaps even write”James is the award-winning author of dozens of literary criticism works, poetry, and history, and this volume contains his reflections on what might well be his last reading listA look at some of Jacques’ old favorites as well as some of his recent discoveries, this book also offers an inquisitive look at the author himself, sharing his evocative reflections on literature and family, and on life and deathAs conscientious and learned as Alberto Manguel’s works, and as moving and inspiring as Randy Pausch’s The Last Lecture and Schwalbe is The End of Your Book of Life Club, this James Valediction of Life’s Commitment with the Written Word is a captivating St. Valentine from one of the great literary minds of our time
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