"The Man Who Ran Away" and other Stories of Trinidad in the 1920s and 1930s

"The Man Who Ran Away" and other Stories of Trinidad in the 1920s and 1930s

Edited by Michèle Levy

by Alfred H. Mendes

190 Pages, 0.00 x 0.00 x 0.00

  • Paperback
  • 9789766401733
  • Published: January 2006

$35.00

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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 Ran Away" is a collection of twelve stories with an introduction and short glossary of Trinidadian Creole words and phrases. The book is useful as a text for university literature courses, with an introduction designed for students unfamiliar with Mendes's work, but not so dauntingly academic as to discourage a general readership.