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Mendes, Alfred H. (Alfred Hubert) 1897-1991

Overview
Works: 24 works in 91 publications in 1 language and 3,321 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR9272.9.M45, 813
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Publications about Alfred H Mendes
Publications by Alfred H Mendes
Publications by Alfred H Mendes, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Alfred H Mendes
The man who ran away and other stories of Trinidad in the 1920s and 1930s by Alfred H Mendes( file )
11 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,420 libraries worldwide
"The Man Who Ran Away is a collection of twelve stories with an introduction and short glossary of Trindadian Creole words and phrases. The books is useful as a text for university literatures courses, with an introduction designed for students unfamiliar with Mendes's work, but not so dauntingly academic as to discourage a general readership."--BOOK JACKET
Black fauns by Alfred H Mendes( Book )
19 editions published between 1935 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 164 libraries worldwide
Pitch lake : a story from Trinidad by Alfred H Mendes( Book )
23 editions published between 1934 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 158 libraries worldwide
"The first of two novels by a Trinidadian writer of Portuguese Creole descent, a member of the Beach group along with C.L.R. James, Albert Gomes, and Ralph de Boissiere. A key work of Caribbean literature, reflecting the diverse ethnic mix and social strata of his home island, it carries an introduction by Aldous Huxley - who attributes to it the "varied colouring of actual reality." Mendes had undertaken part of his education in England and had served with distinction in the First World War before returning to Trinidad. The narrative concerns Joe de Costa, a young man from Port-of-Spain whose temperament spikes his social ambitions - seducing a servant girl whilst courting an heiress, he murders the former on discovery of her pregnancy." --description from Blackwell Rare Books, bookseller
Pablo's fandango and other stories by Alfred H Mendes( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
The autobiography of Alfred H. Mendes 1897-1991 by Alfred H Mendes( Book )
8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
"The Portuguese creole author Alfred H. Mendes (1897-1991) was among the most important members of the Beacon Group of writers in Trinidad in the 1930s, along with C.L.R. James and Ralph de Boissiere. He is well known as a writer of short stories and for two novels, Pitch Lake and Black Fauns. He was made an honorary doctor of letters by the University of the West Indies in 1972 for his contribution to the development of West Indian literature." "Mendes's memories of life in Trinidad in the early twentieth century, his experiences as a rifleman in World War I, and his brief but intense sojourn in New York City during the Depression (often in the company of such prominent literary figures as William Saroyan, Ford Madox Ford and Malcolm Lowry) are an invaluable resource for scholars. But "Alfy" Mendes had other sides as well: civil servant in British colonial Trinidad, political activist, businessman who travelled regularly throughout the West Indies, and, especially, family man. His autobiography offers a unique private perspective of the man behind a popular West Indian personality. Michele Levy's introduction and annotations place the writer in his time and his place in West Indian literature, and Mendes's own distinctive voice engages even the casual reader."--BOOK JACKET
The poet's quest by Alfred H Mendes( Book )
2 editions published in 1927 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
The wages of sin and other poems by Alfred H Mendes( Book )
1 edition published in 1925 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Pitch lake; a study from Trinidad by Alfred H Mendes( Book )
1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
˜Theœ autobiography of Alfred H by Alfred H Mendes( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The Portuguese creole author Alfred H. Mendes (1897-1991) was the most important member of the Beacon Group of writers in Trinidad in the 1930s, along with C.L.R. James and Ralph de Boissiere. He is well known as a writer of short stories and for two novels, Pitch Lake and Black Fauns, and was made an honorary D. Litt. by the University of the West Indies in 1972 for his contribution to the development of West Indian literature. Mendes's memories of life in the colony in the early twentieth century, his experiences as a rifleman in the Great War, and his brief but intense sojourn in New York City during the Depression are an invaluable resource for scholars. But "Alfy" Mendes had other sides as well: civil servant in British colonial Trinidad, businessman who traveled regularly throughout the West Indies and, especially, family man. His autobiography offers a unique private perspective of the man behind a popular West Indian personality. Levy has annotated the work, written an introduction to place the writer in his time and his place in West Indian literature and compiled a bibliography of his works. Of interest to students of West Indian literature and postcolonial studies
Lulu gets married by Alfred H Mendes( Article )
2 editions published between 1936 and 1937 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Three poems by Alfred H Mendes( Book )
1 edition published in 1924 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Alfred H. Mendes : short stories, articles and letters by Alfred H Mendes( Book )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
"Alfred Hubert Mendes (1897-1991) was a member of the influential Beacon group of artists, writers and intellectuals in Trinidad in the 1930s. In common with other Beacon writers, including C.L.R. James and Ralph de Boissière, he set out to create a Trinidad-centred literature, and his extensive output of poetry, short stories, novels and journalism bears witness to his dedication to this goal"
White man's magic by Alfred H Mendes( Article )
1 edition published in 1937 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Ethelrida and some others by Alfred H Mendes( Article )
1 edition published in 1937 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The man who ran away by Alfred H Mendes( Article )
1 edition published in 1936 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Miriam by Alfred H Mendes( Article )
1 edition published in 1937 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Alfred h. mendes : short stories, articles and letters; ed. by michele levy by Alfred H Mendes( Book )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
 
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Alfred Hubert Mendes
Mendes, Alfred Hubert 1897-
Mendes, Alfred Hubert 1897-1991
אלפרד מנדס
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English (88)
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