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By Tatiana A. Tagirova-Daley

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Claude McKay’s freeing Narrative: Russian and Anglophone Caribbean Literary Connections examines McKay’s look for an unique type of literary expression that began in Jamaica and persisted in his next travels out of the country. Newly stumbled on learn touching on his presence in numerous Russian periodicals, magazines, and literary diaries brings new mild to the writer’s contribution to the Soviet knowing of African American and Caribbean concerns and his attainable impression on Yevgeny Zamyatin, the author he met in the course of his 1922 - 1923 stopover at to Russia. the first concentration of this publication is Claude McKay and his optimistic reception of Alexander Pushkin, Feodor Dostoyevsky, and Leo Tolstoy, the nineteenth-century Russian writers who stimulated his literary profession and enabled him to discover an answer to his difficulty of a twin Caribbean id. The secondary concentration of this e-book is the research of McKay’s affinity together with his Russian literary predecessors and with C.L.R. James and Ralph de Boissière, his Trinidadian contemporaries, who additionally said the significance of Russian writers of their inventive improvement. The booklet discusses McKay as a precursor of Russian and Anglophone Caribbean hyperlinks and provides a comparative research of cross-racial, cross-national, and cross-cultural alliances among those special but comparable kinds of literature. Claude McKay’s releasing Narrative is very prompt for undergraduate and graduate classes in Caribbean and comparative literature at North American, ecu, Caribbean, and African universities.

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He was convinced that, in spite of appearances, Senegalese Blaise Diagne had undermined W. E. B. Du Bois’s efforts at the 1919 Pan‐African Conference in Paris: hadn’t Diagne declared that French blacks should consider themselves Frenchmen, not colored internationalists, for “the position of Negro citizens in France [was] truly worthy of envy”?  On the boats they were employed as stokers only, and they were not employed on those boats making the “good” runs: that is, the short runs, which the white seamen preferred.

But in Petrograd and Moscow, I could not detect a trace of this ignorant snobbishness among the educated classes, and the attitude of the common workers, the soldiers and sailors was still more remarkable. I. Lenin, Leon Trotsky granted him public correspondence and a private meeting; Grigori Zinoviev, the president of the Third International, stood by his side at a May Day reviewing stand; and the Moscow soviet made him an honorary member. He was dined by the commissar of education and arts, introduced to the constructivist theater director Vsevolod Meyerhold, and presented with an autographed collection of poems by Vladimir Mayakovsky.

266.  266.  260.  228.  228.  228.  49–50.  228. 112 McKay’s letter to Langston Hughes, LHPJ 109‐2042. 113 McKay’s letter to James Weldon Johnson, CMPJ 13‐30.  282. 80 CHAPTER 2 Mutual Concerns and Contributions: Claude McKay and Soviet Russia In your struggle for existence, do not think of your colour as a handicap, but as raiment of distinction to wear proudly, always. —Claude McKay1 Through his interactions with Russian people, culture and politics, McKay not only entered the space of new international formations and allegiances, but also became a spokesman for Negro radicalism in The Negroes in America and Trials by Lynching: Stories about Negro Life in North America, his ignored Soviet publications.

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