Item description for Letters from London by C. L. R. James, R. J. Crawford, C. G. Armstrong, Beth Lee Simon, Adam Arnold, Annelise Anderson, Arthur Nersesian & Scott Silsby...
In 1932, C.L.R. James left his home in Trinidad for the first time and sailed to the United Kingdom to fulfill his literary ambitions. He was thirty-one years old. During his first weeks in London he wrote a series of vigorously opinionated essays for the Port of Spain Gazette, giving his impressions of the great city and its inhabitants, and describing his progress through the Bohemian circles of Bloomsbury.
Letters from London collects these essays for the first time in seventy years, offering an essential record of a crucial period in James's life. As the education and manners of his colonial upbringing are tested in the heady atmosphere of cosmopolitan London, we sense the emergence of the revolutionary thinker who was to become a major intellectual figure not just of the West Indies but of the world.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 4.25" Height: 7.75" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2003
ISBN 9769505749 ISBN13 9789769505742
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More About C. L. R. James, R. J. Crawford, C. G. Armstrong, Beth Lee Simon, Adam Arnold, Annelise Anderson, Arthur Nersesian & Scott Silsby
C. L. R. JAMES (1901-1989) was author of Beyond a Boundary, The Black Jacobins, American Civilization, and Mariners, Renegades and Castaways, among other works. Edward Said called him "a centrally important twentieth-century figure," while Caryl Phillips said, "there is little doubt that James will come to be regarded as the outstanding Caribbean mind of the twentieth century."<br><br>ANNA GRIMSHAW is Associate Professor at Emory University and was C. L. R. James's personal assistant for the last six years of his life. She edited The C. L. R. James Reader and was co-editor of James's American Civilization.