It good to see that there are some people working in academia who think that that Clive James has got enough of interest to say as literary critic for his pieces to be recommended to undergraduates as supplementary reading.
I mention this because I’ve just noticed that my fellow contributor to the Midnight Voices: The Pete Atkin Web Forum, Rob Spence, has posted a Clive James on Shakespeare extract from Clive’s recent essay on poetry for the Poetry Magazine to his Open University A306 Shakespeare course tutorial blog.
One has to add, of course, is that it is blogging that makes speed with these notes can be published possible.
The course number is not A306 but AA306.
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