Replying to 4. Clive James
American Sports Fan
Posted 16 April 2013 - 11:39 PM
Probably his most interesting quote from a DL'ers perspective, when asked what books he liked to re-read:
"I don’t do much rereading anymore because I’ve been ill and feel that I’m running out of time."
Posted 01 March 2013 - 01:29 PM
<quote>Claerwen James says although her dad, 73, is not well, he's in much better shape than he was last year.
The broadcaster and writer was diagnosed with leukaemia and lung disease in 2010.
“He is not as robust as one would wish, but I have high hopes he will be with us for some time,” the 43-year-old artist told London's Evening Standard newspaper. ''He's frail but he's working. He's cheerful and he's writing a lot of poetry, which I'm thrilled by.”</quote>
Posted 05 February 2013 - 04:53 PM
Posted 30 January 2013 - 08:51 AM
Writer Peter Goldsworthy sees the epigram, or aphorism, as the building block of all James' writing and considers him to be ''an enormously underrated poet''.
''As many people have probably read his light comic verse such as The Book of My Enemy Has Been Remaindered as have read his classic memoirs, but his enduring achievement might be in poems such as Go Back to the Opal Sunset, or The Lions at Taronga.
''His most recent book, Nefertiti in the Flak Tower, contai...
Posted 29 January 2013 - 11:58 PM
Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:05 PM
Yes, he's not a well man, and I don't give him an awful long time to go but as he says, the "near the end" was just a bit over-the-top. So I think he's one for 2 or 3 years.
Posted 01 January 2013 - 02:16 PM
Posted 01 January 2013 - 02:12 PM
"While it is true that Mr. James suffers from several grave ailments, it is also true that the most serious of them, leukemia, is in remission."
In fact, this from December last year says his leukaemia is in remission, before he even said he was on the way out
Posted 01 January 2013 - 01:47 PM
There have been no updates on his health since about June to my knowledge, when he himself stated he was 'near the end'. And he has been suffering multiple health problems for several years now