Clive James Proves That Great Literature Is Not Dead

Clive James Proves That Great Literature Is Not Dead

By Hans Rollman

Clive James’ Latest Readings provide a source of inspiration, wit, and lessons about life and art. 3 Aug 2015 // 7:00 AM

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	Octet: Cash and Carry Songs

When I open the case for Octet’s debut album Cash and Carry Songs, the first thing I see is the disc-image of members Francois

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	The Mendoza Line: Fortune

Cyndi Lauper had it right (didn’t she always?) when she sang, “Money changes everything.” But the inverse is also true: everything changes money. The

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	Horns of Happiness: A Sea As a Shore

It seems that Aaron Deer has got songs to spare. Already a member of indie rockers the Impossible Shapes and gospel blues revivalists John Wilkes

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	Benny Golson: Terminal 1

The present CD’s title track has a programme with which nobody really needs bother that much. It’s nice that Benny got a part

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	Gotan Project: Inspiración—Espiración

Gotan Project’s debut album La Revancha Del Tango brought an amazing new sound to the world of electronic music, and to the world of

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6 Oct 2004 // 1:00 AM

The Tearjerker by Daniel Hayes

Hayes postulates writing as an act of timidity and distance, a profession chosen by those who want to recreate excitement rather than experience.

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6 Oct 2004 // 1:00 AM

Blinking with Fists: Poems by Billy Corgan

As lyric poems, however, without the support of a band, it's just totally high school, totally amateur, totally naive, and not in the good way.

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6 Oct 2004 // 1:00 AM

After by Claire Tristram

After quickly became -- and will hereafter be read as -- a post-Abu Ghraib novel, which burdens it with implications that Tristram could never have predicted.

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	Zap Mama: Ancestry in Progress

One of among many moments of genius in Warren Ellis’ acclaimed Planetary graphic novel occurs during the induction of Ambrose Chase into the titular organisation:

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5 Oct 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Pinkie: Sharon Fussy

Pinkie is a one-man band led by Alex Sharkey, a former member of the British band Brighter. Sharkey has released a series of EPs in

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