Criticism from the Observer 1972-1982. ALSO KNOWN AS: This volume incorporates his three famous collections: Visions Before Midnight (1972-1976), The Crystal Bucket (1976-1979), Glued to the Box (1979-1982), With a specially written preface and an index. SYNOPSIS: For the first time in one volume all Clive James' treasured TV criticism from the Observer 1972-1982. From the 1972 Olympics to the 1982 Eurovision Song Contest, here is a decade of the most trenchant, witty and thought-provoking criticism of any kind. Clive James also contributes a foreword. Clive James was educated at Sydney University and at Cambridge, where he was president of Footlights. In addition to his bestseller Unreliable Memoirs and his novel Brilliant Creatures, he has published four mock-epic poems, The Fate of Felicity Fark, Peregrine Prykke's Pilgrimage, Britannia Bright's Bewilderment, and Charles Charming's Challenges; three books of literary criticism, The Metropolitan Critic, At the Pillars of Hercules and From the Land of Shadows; a book of verse letters, Fan-Mail, and a verse diary, Poem of the Year. Between 1972 and 1982 he was television critic from the Observer. The three volumes of selections from his column are entitled Visions Before Midnight, The Crystal Bucket and Glued to the Box. His travel writings appear in a volume Flying Visits - Postcards from the Observer 1979-1983. Among his regular television programmes have been Cinema, Saturday Night People, Clive James on Television, The Late Clive James, Saturday Night Clive, The Talk Show, The Clive James Interview and his series of Postcards from the world's capital cities. Clive James on 88 won a BAFTA award.