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This new version of C. L. R. James's vintage "Beyond a Boundary" celebrates the 50th anniversary of 1 of the best books on game and tradition ever written.Named one of many best 50 activities Books of All Time by means of Sports Illustrated

Beyond a Boundary . . . may still locate its position at the staff with Izaak Walton, Ivan Turgenev, A. J. Liebling, and Ernest Hemingway.-- Derek Walcott, "The ny instances e-book Review

As a participant, James the author used to be in a position to see in cricket a metaphor for paintings and politics, the collective event offering a spotlight for workforce attempt and person functionality. . . . [In] his scintillating memoir of his lifestyles in cricket, Beyond a Boundary (1963), James dedicated a few of his most interesting pages to this theme.-- Edward acknowledged, "The Washington Post

A paintings of double reverence--for the resilient, based ritualism of cricket and for the black humans of the world.-- Whitney Balliett, "The New Yorker

Beyond a Boundary is a ebook of exceptional richness and strength, which tremendously expands our figuring out of activities as a component of pop culture within the Western and colonial world.-- Mark Naison, "The Nation

Everything James has performed has had the mark of originality, of his personal versatile, delicate, and deeply cultured intelligence. He conveys no longer a inflexible doctrine yet a satisfaction and interest in all of the manifestations of lifestyles, and the clue to every thing lies in his right appreciation of the sport of cricket.-- E. P. Thompson, writer of "The Making of the English operating Class

Beyond a Boundary is . . . firstly an autobiography of a dwelling legend--probably the best social theorist of our times.-- Manning Marable, "Journal of activity & Social Issues

The nice triumph of Beyond a Boundary is its skill to upward push above style and in its very shape discover the complicated nature of colonial West Indian society.-- Caryl Phillips, "The New Republic"

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But some Against the Current 23 weeks afterwards, when the daily paper arrived, I heard him shout to my mother: 'Bessie! ' I had not won a place, but was among the ten or a dozen boys who gained special mention and had been placed seventh. 'If I had taught you seriously, boy, you would have won,' my father said to me. 1 The next year, though I had still two other chances, I ran away with the examination, came first and at that time was the youngest boy ever to have won a place. Congratulations poured in from all over the island and particularly from the teaching fraternity.

By common understanding the boys sitting for the valuable scholarships did not cheat. Otherwise we submitted, or did not submit, to moral discipline, according to upbringing and temperament. But as soon as we stepped on to the cricket or football field, more particularly the cricket field, all was changed. We were a motley crew. The children of some white officials and white business men, middleclass blacks and mulattos, Chinese boys, some of whose parents still spoke broken English, Indian boys, some of whose parents could speak no English at all, and some poor black boys who had won exhibitions or whose parents had starved and toiled on plots of agricultural land and were spending their hard-earned money on giving the eldest boy an education.

This was the battleground. The Trinidad Government offered yearly free exhibitions from the elementary schools of the island to either of the two secondary schools, the Government Queen's Royal Col- 22 Beyond a Boundary lege and the Catholic college, St. Mary's. The number today is over four hundred, but in those days it was only four. Through this narrow gate boys, poor but bright, could get a secondary education and in the end a Cambridge Senior Certificate, a useful passport to a good job. There were even more glittering prizes.

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