Injury Time (Rest is Silence)
A new collection of deeply moving and life-affirming poems from one of our most cherished, critically acclaimed and bestselling writers
James's confrontation with his approaching death is nothing short of inspirational -- Joan Bakewell Independent James has approached the time of his vanishing with grace and good humour, not sentimentality or anger. These poems are death-haunted but radiant with the felt experience of what it means to be alive Financial Times Here are these amazing works, highly praised, technically and emotionally heart-stopping poems reflecting gratefully on a life ... James's famous voice twinkles even in his weakened state -- Douglas Murray Spectator James's recent poems ... represent the very best work James has ever done in verse -- Jason Guriel New Republic
Clive James is the multi-million-copy bestselling author of more than forty books. His poetry collection Sentenced to Life and his translation of Dante's The Divine Comedy were both Sunday Times top ten bestsellers, and his collections of verse have been shortlisted for many prizes. In 2012 he was appointed CBE and in 2013 an Officer of the Order of Australia.