jamesThis week on The Marketplace of Ideas a conversation about the life of the cultural polymath with critic, novelist, journalist, poet, songwriter, documentarian and television personality Clive James. James’ new collection of poetry, Opal Sunset: Selected Poems 1958-2008, is James’ first book of verse published in the United States. It follows up his bestselling magnum opus, 2007’s Cultural Amnesia: Necessary Memories from History and the Arts. His internet television series Talking in the Library has just entered its sixth season.

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