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Cultural amnesia : notes in the margin of my time

By: James, Clive

0330481754 / 9780330481755
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12/04/2012
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20 cm 912 p. : ports.
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Reprint. Originally published: New York: W.W. Norton; London: Picador, 2007.

In this book can be heard the merest edge of an enormous conversation.

As they never were in life, we can imagine the speakers all gathered in some vast room, wearing name tags in case they don't recognize each other (although some recognize each other all too well, and avoid contact).

My heroes and heroines are here. An almanac combining a comprehensive survey of modern culture with an annotated index of who-was-who and what-was-what, Cultural Amnesia is Clive James's unique take on the places and the faces that shaped the twentieth-century.

From Anna Akhmatova to Stefan Zweig, via Charles de Gaulle, Hitler, Thomas Mann and Wittgenstein, this varied and unfailingly absorbing book is both story and history, both public memoir and personal record - and provides an essential field-guide to the vast movements of taste, intellect, politics and delusion that helped to prepare the times we live in now.

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DNF Literary essays, JFC Cultural studies

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