C.L.R. James (1901-1989) made vital contributions in a number of fields―literature, feedback, cultural reviews, political idea, historical past, and philosophy. some of the most astute minds of this century, he served as mentor for 2 generations of foreign intellectuals. He contributed greatly to their figuring out of the colonial query, the Negro query, the Russian query, the function of dialectics in proletarian fight, and the idea and perform of Marxism within the Americas. as well as The Black Jacobins, his incisive account of the Haitian revolution of the 1790s, and Notes on Dialectics, James released a number different books, together with a vintage paintings at the online game of cricket and a learn of Herman Melville.

This number of essays deals quite a few clean views on James's existence and writings. integrated are memories of these who knew James good and significant essays via eminent students. The ebook is the 1st to supply an entire remedy of James's many contributions to twentieth-century highbrow existence.

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