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By C. L. R. James

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 . . . should still locate its position at the crew with Izaak Walton, Ivan Turgenev, A. J. Liebling, and Ernest Hemingway.-- Derek Walcott, "The manhattan occasions booklet Review

As a participant, James the author was once capable of see in cricket a metaphor for paintings and politics, the collective event delivering a spotlight for staff attempt and person functionality. . . . [In] his scintillating memoir of his existence in cricket, Beyond a Boundary (1963), James dedicated a few of his best pages to this theme.-- Edward acknowledged, "The Washington Post

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

Beyond a Boundary is a booklet of exceptional richness and strength, which significantly expands our realizing 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 now not a inflexible doctrine yet a pride and interest in all of the manifestations of lifestyles, and the clue to every little 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 . . . at first 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 thrust above style and in its very shape discover the advanced nature of colonial West Indian society.-- Caryl Phillips, "The New Republic"

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When he practised on an afternoon with the local club people stayed to watch and walked away when he was finished. He had one particular stroke that he played by going down Iowan one knee. It may have been a slash through the covers or a sweep to leg. ' came from many a spectator, and my own little soul thrilled with recognition and delight. Matthew's career did not last long. He would not practise regularly, he would not pay his subscription to the club. They persevered with him, helping him out with flannels and white shoes for matches.

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. Yet rapidly we learned to obey the umpire's decision without question, however irrational it was.

On one side was my father, my mother (no mean pair), my two aunts and my grandmother, my uncle and his wife, all the family friends (which included a number of headmasters from all over the island), some eight or nine Englishmen who taught at the Queen's Royal College, all graduates of Oxford or Cambridge, the Director of Education and the Board of Education, which directed the educational system of the whole island. On the other side was me, just ten years old when it began. They had on their side parental, scholastic, governmental and many other kinds of authority and, less tangible but perhaps more powerful, the prevailing sentiment that, in as much as the coloured people on the island, and in fact all over the world, had such limited opportunities, it was my duty, my moral and religious duty, to make the best use of the opportunities which all these good people and the Trinidad Government had provided for me.

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