Beyond a Boundary

Beyond a Boundary

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Synopsis

'To say "the best cricket book ever written" is piffingly inadequate praise' Guardian

'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

C 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?

Book information

ISBN: 9781784875398
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 796.358
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 55162
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 294g
Height: 130mm
Width: 197mm
Spine width: 24mm