This new edition of C. L. R. James's classic "Beyond a Boundary" celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of one of the greatest books on sport and culture ever written.Named one of the Top 50 Sports Books of All Time by "Sports Illustrated"""Beyond a Boundary" . . . should find its place on the team with Izaak Walton, Ivan Turgenev, A. J. Liebling, and Ernest Hemingway."--Derek Walcott, "The New York Times Book Review""As a player, James the writer was able to see in cricket a metaphor for art and politics, the collective experience providing a focus for group effort and individual performance. . . . [In] his scintillating memoir of his life in cricket, "Beyond a Boundary" (1963), James devoted some of his finest pages to this theme."--Edward Said, "The Washington Post""A work of double reverence--for the resilient, elegant ritualism of cricket and for the black people of the world."--Whitney Balliett, "The New Yorker"""Beyond a Boundary" is""a book of remarkable richness and force, which vastly expands our understanding of sports as an element of popular culture in the Western and colonial world."--Mark Naison, "The Nation""Everything James has done has had the mark of originality, of his own flexible, sensitive, and deeply cultured intelligence. He conveys not a rigid doctrine but a delight and curiosity in all the manifestations of life, and the clue to everything lies in his proper appreciation of the game of cricket."--E. P. Thompson, author of "The Making of the English Working Class"""Beyond a Boundary" is . . . first and foremost an autobiography of a living legend--probably the greatest social theorist of our times."--Manning Marable, "Journal of Sport & Social Issues""The great triumph of "Beyond a Boundary" is its ability to rise above genre and in its very form explore the complex nature of colonial West Indian society."--Caryl Phillips, "The New Republic"