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Beyond a Boundary – C.L.R. James

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What a brilliant book. What a brilliant man. Perhaps I’m particularly moved to think this because the fact of one of the 20th century’s greatest intellectuals discussing cricket like it matters justifies all the hours I’ve wasted watching test matches and county championship games. Stylistically, however, the book is a great work of art (as James argues cricket can be too); and for those who think sport merely a distraction, there are some serious arguments that need to be dealt with. I’ll try and outline them.  Read the rest of this entry »

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January 13, 2012 at 2:58 pm