Articles by Clive James
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."
David Thomson's career as a film critic has been a performance worthy of Brando or Olivier.
From Mean Streets to Goodfellas, Martin Scorsese has shaped modern cinema
Thomas Malthus was wrong that population growth would lead to famine, so why are his ideas still popular?