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    DescriptionC L R James, one of the foremost thinkers of the twentieth century, was devoted to the game of cricket. In this classic summation of half a lifetime spent playing, watching and writing about the sport, he recounts the story of his overriding passion and tells us of the players whom he knew and loved, exploring the game's psychology and aesthetics, and the issues of class, race and politics that surround it. Part memoir of a West Indian boyhood, part passionate celebration and defence of cricket as an art form, part indictment of colonialism, Beyond a Boundary addresses not just a sport but a whole culture and asks the question, 'What do they know of cricket who only cricket know?


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    Title
    Beyond a Boundary
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) C. L. R. James
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 260 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780224074278
    ISBN 10: 022407427X
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: BG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.4
    BIC E4L: SPO
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QSC
    B&T General Subject: 760
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    BIC subject category V2: WSJC
    Abridged Dewey: 796
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: J
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27400
    BISAC V2.8: SPO054000
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    B&T Approval Code: A09160000, A09302000
    DC22: 796.35809729
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    BISAC V2.8: SOC008000
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    BIC subject category V2: 1QSC
    LC classification: GV917 .J27 2005
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    Thema V1.0: DNB, J, SFD
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    VINTAGE
    Imprint name
    YELLOW JERSEY PRESS
    Publication date
    28 April 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    C L R James, historian, novelist, cultural critic and political activist, was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad in 1901. In 1932 he joined his friend Learie Constantine in Britain, where he became cricket correspondent of the Manchester Guardian. A central figure in the Pan-African movement and the struggle for colonial emancipation, he returned to Trinidad in 1958 in its run-up to independence. He later went back to London, where he died in 1989.
    Review quote
    "Great claims have been made for [Beyond a Boundary] since its first appearance in 1963: that it is the greatest sports book ever written; that it brings the outsider a privileged insight into West Indian culture; that it is a severe examination of the colonial condition. All are true" Sunday Times "To say "the best cricket book ever written" is piffingly inadequate praise. A mental landscape triangulated by literature, socialism and cricket represents an ideal we should all aspire to, and this ennobling and beautifully written book should be read by anyone with the slightest interest in any one of the above" Guardian "Anyone who has not encountered [Beyond A Boundary] should seize the chance now" Sunday Telegraph "Years ago I had presumed, on being repeatedly told that C L R James' Beyond A Boundary was the finest sports book ever written, that it was the opposite; in fact, James' erudite tale probably warrants that label" Independent "An innovative mixture of autobiography, sports journalism and political philosophy" Daily Telegraph