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By C. L. R. James

This re-creation 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 most sensible 50 activities Books of All Time by means of Sports Illustrated

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

As a participant, James the author was once capable of see in cricket a metaphor for artwork and politics, the collective event delivering a spotlight for workforce attempt and person functionality. . . . [In] his scintillating memoir of his existence in cricket, Beyond a Boundary (1963), James dedicated a few of his most interesting pages to this theme.-- Edward stated, "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 publication of exceptional richness and strength, which drastically expands our knowing 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 the entire manifestations of existence, 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 . . . in the beginning an autobiography of a residing 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 complicated nature of colonial West Indian society.-- Caryl Phillips, "The New Republic"

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Of this, the economic basis of West Indian cricket-big cricket, so to speak-I was constantly aware, and from early on. c. practise when a man in a black suit walked by on his way to the railway station. He asked for a knock and, surprisingly, pads were handed to him, the batsman withdrew and the stranger went in. Up to that time I had never seen such batting. Though he had taken off his coat, he still wore his high collar, but he hit practically every ball, all over the place. Fast and slow, wherever they came, he had a stroke, and when he stopped and rushed off to catch his train he left a buzz of talk and admiration behind him.

He began as an apprentice in the shed where the new locomotives were assembled and the old ones repaired, and he learnt the business from the ground up. Then he would go out on odd jobs and later he became a regular fireman on the engines between San Fernando and Princes Town. This proved to be a stroke of luck. His run was over a very difficult piece of track and when the white engine-driver retired, or more probably died suddenly, there arose the question of getting someone who understood its special difficulties.

Mistakes in judgment I made often enough, but I was as righteous as the Angel Gabriel, and no one ever challenged my integrity. Thus it was that I could not join wholeheartedly in the laughter at Mr. Bevan's witticisms. Particularly so because in order to acquire this code I was driven to evasions, disobedience, open rebelliousness, continuous lies and even stealing. My business at school was to do my lessons, win prizes and ultimately win the scholarship. Nobody ever doubted that if I wanted to I could.

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