Clive James


Clive James is the author of many books of criticism, autobiography, fiction, and poetry. Among his books are Cultural Amnesia: Necessary Memories from History and the Arts, The Blaze of Obscurity, and A Point of View.

  • Golden Boy

    January 11, 2007

    Things I Didn’t Know by Robert Hughes

  • Great Days

    December 21, 2000

    Dream Stuff by David Malouf

  • Secret Intelligence

    March 27, 1986

    Blessings in Disguise by Alec Guinness

  • A Feelthy Penguin

    October 13, 1983

    Bawdy Verse: A Pleasant Collection edited by E.J. Burford

  • His Brilliant Career

    April 14, 1983

    The Vernacular Republic: Selected Poems by Les A. Murray

  • That Old Black and White Magic

    December 17, 1981

    Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography by Roland Barthes, translated by Richard Howard

    Photography in Print: Writings from 1816 to the Present edited by Vicki Goldberg

    Before Photography: Painting and the Invention of Photography by Peter Galassi

    The Work of Atget, Vol. 1: Old France edited by John Szarkowski, edited by Maria Morris Hambourg

    The Autochromes of J.H. Lartigue, 1912-1927

    The Photography of Max Yavno text by Ben Maddow

    Feininger’s Chicago, 1941

    Cole Weston: Eighteen Photographs foreword by Ben Maddow, introduction by Charis Wilson

    American Photographers and the National Parks by Robert Cahn, by Robert Glenn Ketchum

    New England Reflections, 1882-1907 photographs by the Howes Brothers, edited by Alan B. Newman, foreword by Richard Wilbur, introduction by Gerald McFarland

    Man as Art: New Guinea photographs by Malcolm Kirk, text by Andrew Strathern

    Rajasthan: India’s Enchanted Land, introduction and photographs by Raghubir Singh, foreword by Satyajit Ray

    Falkland Road: Prostitutes of Bombay by Mary Ellen Mark

    Nicaragua: June 1978-July 1979 by Susan Meiselas

    Visions of China: Photographs by Marc Riboud, 1957-1980 introduction by Orville Schell

    The Russians by Vladimir Sichov

    William Klein: Photographs profile by John Heilpern

    Don McCullin: Hearts of Darkness introduction by John Le Carré

    Herbert List: Photographs 1930-1970 by Günter Metken, introduction by Stephen Spender

    Robert Rauschenberg Photographs

    John Pfahl: Altered Landscapes

    Sam Haskins/Photographics

    Bill Brandt: Nudes 1945-1980 introduction by Michael Hiley

    Hollywood Color Photographs by John Kobal

    A Century of Japanese Photography by the Japan Photographers Association, introduction by John W. Dower

  • Laughter in the Dark

    March 19, 1981

    The Radiant Future by Alexander Zinoviev, translated by Gordon Clough

    Sans Illusions by Alexander Zinoviev, translated by Wladimir Berelowitch

  • Hit Parade

    February 5, 1981

    The Oxford Book of Satirical Verse chosen by Geoffrey Grigson

  • The Gentle Slope of Castalia

    December 18, 1980

    Photography and Society by Gisèle Freund

    Diana and Nikon: Essays on the Aesthetic of Photography by Janet Malcolm

    The Eloquent Light photographs by Ansel Adams, text by Nancy Newhall

    Yosemite and the Range of Light photographs by Ansel Adams, introduction by Paul Brooks

    Time in New England photographs by Paul Strand, text selected and edited by Nancy Newhall

    Brett Weston: Photographs from Five Decades photographs by Brett Weston, text by R.H. Cravens

    Water’s Edge photographs by Harry Callahan, introductory poem by A.R. Ammons

    Harry Callahan: Color photographs and text by Harry Callahan, edited by Robert Tow, by Ricker Winsor

    Sudek photographs by Josef Sudek, text by Sonja Bullaty

    Lotte Jacobi photographs by Lotte Jacobi, edited by Kelly Wise, introduction by James Fasanelli

    Moholy-Nagy: Photographs and Photograms by Laszlo Maholy-Nagy, text by Andreas Haus, translated by Frederic Samson

    Beaton photographs by Cecil Beaton, edited with a text by James Danziger

    Allure by Diana Vreeland, by Chris Hemphill

    Eye for Elegance Company photographs by George Hoyningen-Huene

    The Art of the Great Hollywood Portrait Photographers, 1925-1940 by John Kobal

    Mrs. David Bailey photographs by David Bailey

    Special Collection 24 Photo Lithos by Helmut Newton

    Sleepless Nights photographs by Helmut Newton, introduction by Philippe Garner

    Women on Women: Twelve Photographic Portfolios with an introduction by Katherine Hollabird

    42nd Street Studio photographs by Joyce Baronio, introduction by Linda Nochlin

    The Best of Photojournalism, 5: People, Places, and Events of 1979 with an introduction by Tom Brokaw

    In China photographs by Eve Arnold

    Photographs for the Tsar: The Pioneering Color Photography of Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii, Commissioned by Tsar Nicholas II edited by Robert H. Allhouse

    Across the Rhine text by Franklin M. Davis Jr.. the editors of Time-Life Books

    Private Pictures photographs by Daniel Angeli, by Jean-Paul Dousset, introduction by Anthony Burgess

    Dorothea Lange and the Documentary Tradition photographs by Dorothea Lange, text by Karin B. Ohrn

    Dialogue with Photography edited by Paul Hill, edited by Thomas Cooper

    Photography in the Twentieth Century by Peter Tausk

    Fox-Talbot and the Invention of Photography by Gail Buckland

  • Waugh’s Last Stand

    December 4, 1980

    The Letters of Evelyn Waugh edited by Mark Amory

  • Fannikins’s Cunnikin

    November 6, 1980

    Fanny: Being the True History of the Adventures of Fanny Hackabout-Jones by Erica Jong

  • On Voznesensky

    November 8, 1979
  • Voznesensky’s Case

    August 16, 1979

    Nostalgia for the Present by Andrei Voznesensky, by Vera Dunham, edited by Max Hayward

    The Making and Unmaking of a Soviet Writer by Anatoly Gladilin, translated by David Lapeza

  • From the Pit

    April 5, 1979

    To Build a Castle—My Life as a Dissenter by Vladimir Bukovsky, translated by Michael Scammell

    Alarm and Hope by Andrei D. Sakharov, edited by Efrem Yankelevich, by Alfred Friendly Jr.

  • Looking Backward

    November 23, 1978

    1985 by Anthony Burgess

  • Pensée Persons

    April 20, 1978

    Kalki by Gore Vidal

  • Go Back to the Cold!

    October 27, 1977

    The Honourable Schoolboy by John le Carré

  • Crossman As Editor

    May 12, 1977
  • Dissatisfactions of Power

    March 31, 1977

    The Diaries of a Cabinet Minister, Volume I: Minister of Housing, 1964-1966 by Richard Crossman

    The Diaries of a Cabinet Minister, Volume II: Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons, 1966-1968 (to be published in August, 1977, by Holt, Rinehart & Winston) by Richard Crossman

  • It Wasn’t Freud

    April 3, 1975
  • Sherlockology

    February 20, 1975

    Sherlock Holmes Collected Edition by Arthur Conan Doyle

    A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle, with an introduction by Hugh Greene

    The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle, with an introduction by Graham Greene

    The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle, with an introduction by John Fowles

    The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle, with an introduction by Len Deighton

    The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle, with an introduction by Eric Ambler

    The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle, with an introduction by Kingsley Amis

    The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle, with an introduction by Angus Wilson

    His Last Bow by Arthur Conan Doyle, with an introduction by Julian Symons

    The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle, with an introduction by C. P. Snow

    Sherlock Holmes Detected by Ian McQueen

    The London of Sherlock Holmes by Michael Harrison

    In the Footsteps of Sherlock Holmes by Michael Harrison

    The Return of Moriarty by John Gardner

    The Seven-Per-Cent Solution: Being a Reprint from the Reminiscences of John H. Watson, MD as edited by Nicholas Meyer

    Naked Is the Best Disguise by Samuel Rosenberg

    The Sherlock Holmes Scrapbook edited by Peter Haining