Clive James reads 'Early To Bed' from Sentenced to Life

Clive James reads 'Early to Bed', a poem from his collection Sentenced to Life.

Sentenced to Life is an insightful collection in which Clive James looks back over his extraordinarily rich life.  Here, he reads a poem from the collection, Sentenced to Life for The Guardian and journalist Robert McCrum interviews Clive at home in Cambridge.

Sentenced to Life

by Clive James

Book cover for Sentenced to Life

In his insightful collection of poems, Clive James looks back over an extraordinarily rich life with clear-eyed and unflinching honesty.  These poems see James writing with his insight and energy not only undiminished but positively charged by his situation: Sentenced to Life represents a career-high point from one of the greatest literary intelligences of the age.