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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"When episode six opens to find Elliot in terror and panic, it is soon confirmed that he should be.

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