C.L.R. James (1901-1989) made vital contributions in a bunch of fields―literature, feedback, cultural reports, political concept, heritage, and philosophy. probably the most astute minds of this century, he served as mentor for 2 generations of foreign intellectuals. He contributed greatly to their knowing 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 video game of cricket and a research of Herman Melville.
This number of essays bargains a number of clean views on James's lifestyles and writings. incorporated are memories of these who knew James good and significant essays via eminent students. The publication is the 1st to provide a whole therapy of James's many contributions to twentieth-century highbrow existence.
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