Newsletter   Secure Checkout   Shopping Cart (0 Items)  
Search:    Welcome Guest! Save up to 30-40% on most items with our awesome everyday discounts!

The Autobiography of Alfred H. Mendes, 1897-1991 (The UWI Press Biography Series) [Paperback]

By Michele Levy (Author)
Our Price $ 15.40  
Retail Value $ 22.00  
You Save $ 6.60  (30%)  
Item Number 169934  
Buy New $15.40
Out Of Stock!
Currently Out Of Stock
Currently unavailable...

Item description for The Autobiography of Alfred H. Mendes, 1897-1991 (The UWI Press Biography Series) by Michele Levy...

The Portuguese creole author Alfred H. Mendes (1897-1991) was the most-important member of the Beacon Group of writers in Trinidad in the 1930s, along with C. L. R. James and Ralph de Boissiere. He is well known as a writer of short stories and for two novels, Pitch Lake and Black Fauns, and was made an honorary D. Litt. by the University of the West Indies in 1972 for his contribution to the development of West Indian literature. Mendes's memories of life in the colony in the early twentieth century, his experiences as a rifleman in the Great War, and his brief but intense sojourn in New York City during the Depression are an invaluable resource for scholars. But "Alfy" Mendes had other sides as well: civil servant in British colonial Trinidad, businessman who traveled regularly throughout the West Indies and, especially, family man. His autobiography offers a unique private perspective of the man behind a popular West Indian personality. Levy has annotated the work, written an introduction to place the writer in his time and his place in West Indian literature and compiled a bibliography of his works. Of interest to students of West Indian literature and postcolonial studies.

Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at!

Item Specifications...

Studio: University of the West Indies Press
Pages   200
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.8" Width: 6" Height: 0.8"
Weight:   0.75 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Publisher   University of the West Indies Press
ISBN  9766401179  
ISBN13  9789766401177  

Availability  0 units.

More About Michele Levy

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.

Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Biographies & Memoirs > Arts & Literature > Authors
2Books > Subjects > Biographies & Memoirs > General
3Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > World Literature > British > 20th Century
4Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > World Literature > Portuguese

Reviews - What do customers think about The Autobiography of Alfred H. Mendes, 1897-1991 (The UWI Press Biography Series)?

Be the first to write a review about The Autobiography of Alfred H. Mendes, 1897-1991 (The UWI Press Biography Series)

Ask A Question or Provide Feedback regarding The Autobiography of Alfred H. Mendes, 1897-1991 (The UWI Press Biography Series)

Item Feedback and Product Questions
For immediate assistance call 888.395.0572 during the hours of 10am thru 8pm EST Monday thru Friday and a customer care representative will be happy to help you!

Help us continuously improve our service by reporting your feedback or questions below:

I have a question regarding this product
The information above is incorrect or conflicting
The page has misspellings or incorrect grammar
The page did not load correctly in my browser or created an error.

Email Address:
Anti Spam Question. To combat spammers we require that you answer a simple question.
What color is the sky?
Leave This Blank :
Do Not Change This Text :

Add This Product Widget To Your Website

Looking to add this information to your own website? Then use our Product Widget to allow you to display product information in a frame that is 120 pixels wide by 240 pixels high.

    Copy and paste the following HTML into your website and enjoy!

Order toll-free weekdays 10am thru 10pm EST by phone: 1-888-395-0572 (Lines are closed on holidays & weekends.)
Customer Service | My Account | Track My Orders | Return Policy | Request Free Catalog | Email Newsletter

Gift Certificates
RSS Feeds
About Us
Contact Us
Terms Of Use
Privacy Policy