C.L.R. James: A Critical Introduction
University Press of Mississippi, 1997 - 199 pages
This study of C. L. R. James's writings is the first to look at them as literature and not as theory. This sustained analysis of his major published works places them in the context of his less well-known writings and offers an encompassing critique of one of the African diaspora's most significant thinkers and writers.
Here the author of Black Jacobins, World Revolution, A History of Pan-African Revolt, , Beyond a Boundary, and the lyric novel Minty Alley is seen not only as among the great political philosophers but also as the literary artist that he remained, from his first writings in his native Trinidad through his underground years in America, to his final essays and speeches in London.
The writings of James have inspired revolutionaries on three continents. They have altered the course of historiography, shown that way toward independent black political struggles, and established a base for much of today's study of culture. This study evaluates them as powerful works of literature.
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... society of America , without the European roots and more democratic in its social life than any European society , needed a new verse form ” ( JR 138 ) . As a dialectician of history , James naturally tended to view the formal evolution ...
... society and institute the power - building industrial regime came from slavery , the slave trade , and the industries which were based upon that . . . . The vast change in human society came from the slave trade and slavery . All the ...
... society . To approach that moment of change , though , it is important to see how James contextualizes film within the universe of the popular arts . In a 1953 letter defending his interest in such phenomena as comic strips , James ...
SPHERES Of Existence WHAT MAISie Knew
AT THE RENDEZVOUS OF VICTORY
THE FUTURE IN THE PRESENT
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