The Blaze of Obscurity

. . In the case of Clive James, the volumes now in existence are too few. If the final tally puts him up there with Marcel Proust, so much the better.’ – Financial Times.

The Blaze of Obscurity

I was never alone except in the toilet, where I soon found that locking myself into a cubicle was not much protection from hearing myself talked about by young men standing at urinals. (“Jesus, he’s looking rough.” “And it’s only Monday.”) Reviews for Clive James’s fourth volume of memoirs, North Face of Soho, included several that specifically requested a further volume; Clive James duly obliged and here, in all its glory, is ‘Unreliable Memoirs V’, otherwise known as The Blaze of Obscurity. Perhaps his most brilliant memoir, The Blaze of Obscurity tells the inside story of his years in television: it shows Clive James on top form. ‘In the case of many people who attempt an autobiography even a single volume is one too many . . . In the case of Clive James, the volumes now in existence are too few. If the final tally puts him up there with Marcel Proust, so much the better.’ – Financial Times.

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The Blaze of Obscurity
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Clive James
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-10-02 - Publisher: Pan Macmillan

I was never alone except in the toilet, where I soon found that locking myself into a cubicle was not much protection from hearing myself talked about by young men standing at urinals. (“Jesus, he’s looking rough.” “And it’s only Monday.”) Reviews for Clive James’s fourth volume of memoirs, North
The Complete Unreliable Memoirs
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Clive James
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-09-06 - Publisher: Pan Macmillan

The Complete Unreliable Memoirs features all five volumes of Clive James's memoirs in one ebook omnibus. Including Unreliable Memoirs, Falling Towards England, May Week was in June, North Face of Soho and The Blaze of Obscurity. Unreliable Memoirs: In the first instalment of Clive James’s memoirs, we meet the young
Always Unreliable
Language: en
Pages: 560
Authors: Clive James
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-12-13 - Publisher: Pan Macmillan

Always Unreliable is the collected first three volumes of Clive James's eloquently witty autobiographies, Unreliable Memoirs, Falling Towards England and May Week Was in June. In Unreliable Memoirs we meet the young Clive James – dressed in shorts and growing up in post-war Sydney. With Falling Towards England, we find
Falling Towards England
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Clive James
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-09-30 - Publisher: Pan Macmillan

In the first volume of Clive James's autobiography, Unreliable Memoirs, we said farewell to our hero as he set sail from Sydney Harbour, bound for London, fame and fortune. Finding the first of these proved relatively simple; the second two less so. Undaunted, Clive moved into a bed and breakfast
Even As We Speak
Language: en
Pages: 400
Authors: Clive James
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-12-13 - Publisher: Pan Macmillan

Effervescent, energetic and eclectic, this is one of the late Twentieth Century's finest minds (and bellies) on show. Even As We Speak is a compelling collection of essays in which Clive James focusses on Australian poetry; on television today; on the rise and fall of various icons; on the question