C.L.R. James: A Political Biography
C. L. R. James: A Political Biography offers the first sustained account of the life and work of one of the twentieth-century's most important radical intellectuals.
C. L. R. James (1901-1989) was born and raised in Trinidad and became one of the most prominent figures to emerge out of the West Indian diaspora. He authored numerous books and essays on Caribbean history, Marxist theory, literary criticism, Western civilization, African politics, Hegelian philosophy, and popular culture. His best known works, The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L'Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution, and Beyond a Boundary are classics of twentieth-century thought. James played an active part in democratic movements in the West Indies and Africa as well as in left-wing and Pan-African campaigns in Britain, the United States, and Trinidad.
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C.L.R. JAMES: A Political BiographyUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Well-crafted biography of a man once characterized as ``the sharpest and most interesting mind that the British Caribbean has produced in three centuries of learning.'' Although the Trinidadian writer ... Read full review
C. L. R. James: a political biographyUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Cyril Lionel Robert James was a remarkable figure whose eclectic Marxism bound together a long life pursuing political activism, original theory, and literary criticism. This biography helps situate ... Read full review
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