A Point of View
From the fierce and funny Clive James, this is Britain in the twenty-first century – from wheelie bins to plastic surgery, and from Britain's Got Talent to contemporary art.
Between 2007 and 2009, Clive James wrote and presented A Point of View for BBC Radio 4, providing hilarious and profound thoughts on the matters of the moment. In this volume are presented his original pieces – sixty in total – alongside previously unpublished postscripts.
Read along with Clive as he delves deep into television, Elizabeth Hurley, Harry Potter, the Olympic Games, Snoop Dogg and cane toads – and plenty more besides.
'Irreverent and funny, clever without being cynical and not afraid to flex his wits on anything and everything' – Daily Telegraph
Clive James (1939–2019) was a broadcaster, critic, poet, memoirist and novelist. His much-loved, influential and hilarious television criticism is available both in individual volumes and collected in Clive James On Television. His encyclopaedic study of culture and politics in the twentieth century, Cultural Amnesia, remains perhaps the definitive embodiment of his wide-ranging talents as a critic.
Praise for Clive James:
'The perfect critic' – A.O. Scott, New York Times
'There can't be many writers of my generation who haven't been heavily influenced by Clive James' – Charlie Brooker
'A wonderfully witty and intelligent writer' – Verity Lambert
Smart and hilarious . . . this is James at his entertaining best
Irreverent and funny, clever without being cynical and not afraid to flex his wits on anything and everything
Warm, witty whiplash prose . . . the talks read as well on the page as they sounded on the radio