[Marxism] A Caribbean Giant Passes: Wilson Harris, RIP

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Fri Mar 23 08:03:20 MDT 2018

By Paul Buhle.

We learn only now that novelist Wilson Harris (1921-2018) passed, 
several weeks ago, in Chelmsford, England. With him passes, very nearly, 
  generations of highly political, English-language Caribbean 
literature. George Lamming, of Barbados, remains frail but has spent a 
life on the Left; V.S. Naipaul, raised in Trinidad, is active and as 
always, on the Right. Wilson Harris was outside the usual political 
spectrum, but definitely on the side of liberation, that is liberation 
of the ecosphere, of the earth’s inhabitants at large, and of all the 
cultures now endangered with extermination.


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