Soul on Ice
Delta Trade Paperbacks, 1992 - 242 pages
The now-classic memoir that shocked, outraged, and ultimately changed the way America looked at the civil rights movement and the black experience.
By turns shocking and lyrical, unblinking and raw, the searingly honest memoirs of Eldridge Cleaver are a testament to his unique place in American history. Cleaver writes in Soul on Ice, "I'm perfectly aware that I'm in prison, that I'm a Negro, that I've been a rapist, and that I have a Higher Uneducation." What Cleaver shows us, on the pages of this now classic autobiography, is how much he was a man.
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Somewhere in one of his books, Richard Wright describes an encounter between
a ghost and several young Negroes. The young Negroes rejected the
homosexual, and this was Wright alluding to a classic, if cruel, example of a
Baldwin says that in Wright's writings violence sits enthroned where sex should
be. If this is so, then it is only because in North ... Richard Wright was not ghost
enough to achieve this cruel distortion. With him, sex, being not a spectator sport
Baldwin's essay on Richard Wright reveals that he despised—not Richard Wright,
but his masculinity. He cannot confront the stud in others—except that he must
either submit to it or destroy it. And he was not about to bow to a black man.
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LibraryThing ReviewAvis d'utilisateur - davadog13 - LibraryThing
What began as a genuinely compelling look at a young man with a lot of anger and little direction, became a story of a man completely sure of himself, and almost entirely unrelatable. I definitely ... Consulter l'avis complet
LibraryThing ReviewAvis d'utilisateur - bcquinnsmom - LibraryThing
I think that you have to read and consider this book as a product of its times (originally published in 1968). I mean, everyone who cares knows that Eldridge Cleaver went on to become a member of the ... Consulter l'avis complet
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