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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He hated all restraints upon the human mind, the human spirit, all blind believing,
all dogmatic assertion. He questioned everything I was never sure of just what
was driving him. That he was driven there could be no doubt. There was a sense
Baldwin has a superb touch when he speaks of human beings, when he is inside
of them—especially his homosexuals—but he flounders when he looks beyond
the skin; whereas Wright's forte, it seems to me, was in reflecting the intricate ...
Eldridge Cleaver. as stultifying, as ridiculous, and as anti-human as the
heterosexual's prejudice.” I, for one, do not think homosexuality is the latest
advance over heterosexuality on the scale of human evolution. Homosexuality is
a sickness, ...
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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 - abergsman - LibraryThing
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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