Author(s): Clive James
A guide to the twentieth-century, illuminating the careers of many of its greatest thinkers, humanists, musicians, artists and philosophers, such as Louis Armstrong, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Walter Benjamin, Sigmund Freud, Franz Kafka and Marcel Proust.
Shortlisted for Prime Minister's Literary Awards (Australia): Non-Fiction 2008.
Clive James is the author of more than twenty books. As well as essays, he has published collections of literary and television criticism, travel writing, verse and novels, plus three volumes of autobiography. In 1992 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia and in 2003 he was awarded the Philip Hodgins memorial medal for literature.