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Anna Grimshaw , C. L. R. James , Constance Webb

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1 Jan 2013
After more than a decade in the United States, the Caribbean writer C. L. R. James ran afoul of McCarthyism in 1953 and was deported. In exile in London, he began to write stories in the form of letters to his four-year-old son "Nobbie," who remained in the States. Through a distinctive, imaginary, and sometimes absurd cast of characters-Good Boongko, Bad boo-boo-loo, Moby Dick, and Nicholas the worker, among others-these stories explore questions of friendship, conflict, community, ethics, and power in humorous and often ingenious ways; they also stand as a moving testament to a father's struggle to be a vivid presence in the life of his son despite separation and distance. Attesting to James's remarkable gifts as a writer and his unusual talent for engaging wide and diverse audiences, these witty and poignant stories, published here for the first time, are not just for James aficionados. Each story is a delight in its own way, making the book irresistible for children and adults alike.

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"This collection offers a powerful glimpse into an interesting man and a historical time period and also a timeless lesson about the importance of doing what is right." - P. J. Kurtz, Choice "As an eccentric and engaging collection of homespun stories suitable for children and adults alike, The Nobbie Stories for Children and Adults is to be given high praise and is very strongly recommended for both academic and community library collections." - Wisconsin Bookwatch/Midwest Book Review "James's prose is vigorous and clear, and it's fascinating to see him - who excelled at so many literary forms - trying his hand in an unexpected medium." - The Caribbean Review of Books

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5.0 out of 5 stars An engaging collection of short stories showcasing a gifted storyteller's insights and creative narratives 5 Jun 2006
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Written by the late C. L. R. James (1901-1989) and expertly edited by the late Constance Webb (1918-2005), The Nobbie Stories For Children And Adults is an engaging collection of short stories showcasing a gifted storyteller's insights and creative narratives reflecting a quite genuine wisdom of the world skillfully tailored for the appreciation and entertainment of all ages. Authored in form of letters to his four-year-old son, Nobbie, during the time James was exiled in England by hostile American authorities, The Nobbie Stories For Children And Adults offers readers both young and old entrance into a world of original and illustrative tales of friendship, conflict, community, ethics, and power. As an eccentric and engaging collection of homespun stories suitable for children and adults alike, The Nobbie Stories For Children And Adults is to be given high praise and is very strongly recommended for both academic and community library collections.
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