Articles by Clive James
Clive James / June 11, 2019
When I first read Les Murray's poetry, an unfamiliar feeling of humility overwhelmed me
It's more fun than worrying about Brexit
Clive James / April 5, 2019
After an operation, I lounge around with my face in a sling, contemplating eternity
The legendary critic on what’s been keeping him entertained
The legendary critic on what’s been keeping him entertained—from French lovers to warring dons...
Clive James / December 11, 2018
Larkin’s correspondence with his mother put him in touch with the precious texture of the everyday, which he transformed into some of the most sublime poetry since Donne and Marvell
It's tempting, but wrong, to think we are cleverer than previous generations
Joseph Conrad's powerful novels anticipate the bloody political conflicts of the modern world
"And now all knew, and nothing was more sure—A light could die just from the way it shone."