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Clive James—a tribute

Clive's editor remembers a man who remained a consummate writer to the end

By Sameer Rahim   Winter Special

Like many people of my generation, I first remember seeing Clive James wryly commenting on clips from crazy Japanese television shows—the kind of thing that now goes viral on Twitter. So my teenage self was somewhat surprised to see him in the New Yorker ruminating on the German responsibility for the Holocaust. It was like finding out Terry Wogan was a secret Hegel scholar. But Clive was never one to be pinned down by the artificial divisions of high and low culture. He practically invented the…

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