Clive James’s Beautiful Regrets

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As a poet and television personality in the U.K., Clive James led a sweet life, flying around on speaking engagements and meeting admirers. In his latest poetry collection, “Sentenced to Life,” old age and ill health have made him wonder whether any of it was real. The New Yorker’s David Remnick talks to James about the value of regret, and how it is that a poem about death goes viral. James also reads his poems “Landfall” and “Japanese Maple.”