The Portuguese creole writer Alfred H. Mendes (1897-1991) was once the most-important member of the Beacon staff of writers in Trinidad within the Thirties, besides C. L. R. James and Ralph de Boissiere. he's renowned as a author of brief tales and for 2 novels, Pitch Lake and Black Fauns, and was once made an honorary D. Litt. via the college of the West Indies in 1972 for his contribution to the advance of West Indian literature. Mendes's thoughts of lifestyles within the colony within the early 20th century, his reports as a rifleman within the nice warfare, and his short yet excessive sojourn in long island urban in the course of the melancholy are a useful source for students. yet "Alfy" Mendes had different facets besides: civil servant in British colonial Trinidad, businessman who traveled frequently through the West Indies and, specifically, relatives guy. His autobiography bargains a different inner most standpoint of the guy in the back of a well-liked West Indian character. Levy has annotated the paintings, written an creation to put the author in his time and his position in West Indian literature and compiled a bibliography of his works. Of curiosity to scholars of West Indian literature and postcolonial reviews.
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