"Even As We Speak" by Clive James. [review - radio script]
Dooley, Gillian Mary
"Even As We Speak" is Clive James’s sixth collection of essays, and covers the broad range of cultural, historical and literary criticism we have come to expect. Reading James’s essays is rather like conversing with an old friend. Often what he says is riveting and eloquent, at other times it’s a bit tedious or facetious, and sometimes you wish he’d stop carrying on about a particular obsession you don’t share. But overall, it’s worth while spending time with him, and interesting to hear his views on almost anything.
Gillian Dooley, George Russell, literary criticism, Goldhagen, Hitler's Willing Executioners, George Orwell, Princess Diana, Postcards from the Olympics, Sydney 2000
Dooley, Gillian 2002. Review of "Even As We Speak" by Clive James. 'Writers’ Radio, Radio Adelaide', recorded 3 May 2002, broadcast on 11 May 2002.