C L R James by Selwyn R. Cudjoe | 9780870239069 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
C L R James

C L R James

by Selwyn R. Cudjoe
     
 

ISBN-10: 0870239066

ISBN-13: 9780870239069

Pub. Date: 03/28/1995

Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press

C.L.R. James (1901-1989) made important contributions in a host of fields--literature, criticism, cultural studies, political theory, history, and philosophy. One of the most astute minds of this century, he served as mentor for two generations of international intellectuals. He contributed enormously to their understanding of the colonial question, the Negro

Overview

C.L.R. James (1901-1989) made important contributions in a host of fields--literature, criticism, cultural studies, political theory, history, and philosophy. One of the most astute minds of this century, he served as mentor for two generations of international intellectuals. He contributed enormously to their understanding of the colonial question, the Negro question, the Russian question, the role of dialectics in proletarian struggle, and the theory and practice of Marxism in the Americas. In addition to The Black Jacobins, his incisive account of the Haitian revolution of the 1790s, and Notes on Dialectics, James published a range of other books, including a classic work on the game of cricket and a study of Herman Melville.

This collection of essays offers a variety of fresh perspectives on James's life and writings. Included are reminiscences of those who knew James well and critical essays by eminent scholars. The book is the first to offer a full treatment of James's many contributions to twentieth-century intellectual life.

University of Massachusetts Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780870239069
Publisher:
University of Massachusetts Press
Publication date:
03/28/1995
Series:
Cultural Studies/Black Studies
Pages:
488
Product dimensions:
6.47(w) x 9.56(h) x 1.54(d)

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