By C. L. R. James
This new version of C. L. R. James's vintage "Beyond a Boundary" celebrates the 50th anniversary of 1 of the best books on recreation and tradition ever written.Named one of many most sensible 50 activities Books of All Time through Sports Illustrated
Beyond a Boundary . . . may still locate its position at the crew with Izaak Walton, Ivan Turgenev, A. J. Liebling, and Ernest Hemingway.-- Derek Walcott, "The ny occasions booklet Review
As a participant, James the author was once in a position to see in cricket a metaphor for paintings and politics, the collective adventure delivering a spotlight for staff attempt and person functionality. . . . [In] his scintillating memoir of his lifestyles in cricket, Beyond a Boundary (1963), James dedicated a few of his most interesting pages to this theme.-- Edward acknowledged, "The Washington Post
A paintings of double reverence--for the resilient, based ritualism of cricket and for the black humans of the world.-- Whitney Balliett, "The New Yorker
Beyond a Boundary is a booklet of exceptional richness and strength, which significantly expands our figuring out of activities as a component of pop culture within the Western and colonial world.-- Mark Naison, "The Nation
Everything James has performed has had the mark of originality, of his personal versatile, delicate, and deeply cultured intelligence. He conveys now not a inflexible doctrine yet a pride and interest in the entire manifestations of existence, and the clue to every thing lies in his right appreciation of the sport of cricket.-- E. P. Thompson, writer of "The Making of the English operating Class
Beyond a Boundary is . . . at the start an autobiography of a dwelling legend--probably the best social theorist of our times.-- Manning Marable, "Journal of activity & Social Issues
The nice triumph of Beyond a Boundary is its skill to upward thrust above style and in its very shape discover the advanced nature of colonial West Indian society.-- Caryl Phillips, "The New Republic"
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