Soul on Ice
Dell, 1992 - 210 pages
The classic memoir that shocked, outraged, and ultimately changed the way America looked at the civil rights movement and the black experience.
With a preface by Ishmael Reed - "As with Malcolm X, Cleaver's book is a spiritual autobiography. An odyssey of a soul in search of itself, groping toward a personal humanism which will give meaning to life."--The Progressive
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 classic autobiography, is how much he was a man.
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But this impulse in its path through North American nerves may , if it is honest , find the passage disputed : may find the leap from the fiber of hate to that of love too taxing on its meager store of energy — and so the long trip back ...
focuses on “ whiteness ” all the love in his pent up soul and turns the razor edge of hatred against “ blackness ” — -upon himself , what he is , and all those who look like him , remind him of himself . He may even hate the darkness of ...
If this is so , then it is only because in North American reality hate holds sway in love's true province . And it is only through a rank perversion that the artist , whose duty is to tell us the truth , can turn the two - dollar trick ...
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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
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It is difficult to give a rating to this book without also assessing Eldridge as a person. Consulter l'avis complet
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