Farewell to the unkempt koala who took on the cultural establishment and won

Clive James, pictured in 1986.

The poet and polymath came striding down the steps to the Piazza di Spagna as we were plodding up. We being my then wife and our two pre-teenage children out to see the sights of Rome. It was sometime in the late eighties.

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