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The Resource The river in the sky : a poem, Clive James

The river in the sky : a poem, Clive James

Label
The river in the sky : a poem
Title
The river in the sky
Title remainder
a poem
Statement of responsibility
Clive James
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Few people read poetry any more, but I still wish to write its seedlings down, if only for the lull of gathering: no less a harvest season for being the last time," writes Clive James in The River in the Sky. What emerges from this lamentation is a soaring autobiographical epic of exceptional depth and unbridled feeling, all the more extraordinary given its appearance in an age when the heroic poem seems to have disappeared from contemporary literature
Summary
"In this deracinated age appears a miraculous epic that pays homage to Dante and Camus. 'Few people read Poetry any more, but I still wish to write its seedlings down, if only for the lull of gathering: no less a harvest season for being the last time,' writes Clive James in his epic poem, The River in the Sky. What emerges from this lamentation is a soaring epic of exceptional depth and overwhelming feeling, all the more extraordinary given its appearance in an age when the heroic poem seems to have disappeared from contemporary literature. Among James's many talents is his uncanny ability to juxtapose references to early twentieth-century poets with 'offbeat humor and flyaway cultural observations' (Dwight Garner, New York Times), or allusions to the adagio of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony contrasted with references to 'YouTube's vast cosmopolis.' Whether recalling his Australian childhood or his father's 'clean white headstone' in a Hong Kong cemetery, James's autobiographical epic ultimately helps us define the meaning of life"--
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10746259
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
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1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
James, Clive
Dewey number
821/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9619.3.J27
Literary form
poetry
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a poem
Label
The river in the sky : a poem, Clive James
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
122 pages
Isbn
9781631494734
Lccn
2018036956
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
The river in the sky : a poem, Clive James
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
122 pages
Isbn
9781631494734
Lccn
2018036956
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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