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The Man Who Ran Away: And Other Stories of Trinidad in the 1920's and 1930's

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Alfred H. Mendes was a member of the Beacon group of writers in Trinidad in the 1930s and friend and colleague of C.L.R. James and Ralph de Boissiere. He was a prolific writer, with a distinctive and engaging voice, and he wrote a significant number of short stories, many of which have never been published and most of which were written between 1920 and 1940. The Man Who R ...more
Paperback, 190 pages
Published September 5th 2000 by University of the West Indies Press
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This book is an exquisite painting of life in T&T in those times. As important as Cazabon was to recorded life in the 19th century, so is this work to the early 20th. It is a enlightening read!
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Born of middle-class Portuguese parents and educated in England, Mendes fought in Flanders during the First World War and returned to Trinidad in 1920, inspired with socialist ideals by the Russian Revolution. In the 1930s he became a
prominent member of the group associated with The Beacon (1931–35), a radical journal advocating Trinidad’s cultural independence. He wrote some fifty short stories a
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