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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Whatever dim vision of masculinity they have is a rough - andready , savage
mishmash of violence and sexuality , a dichotomized exercise and worship of
physical force / submission to and fear of physical force — which is only one
aspect of ...
The Omnipotent Administrator conceded to the Supermasculine Menial all of the
attributes of masculinity associated with the Body : strength , brute power , muscle
, even the beauty of the brute body . Except one . There was this single attribute ...
Yet , because of the infirmity in his image and being which moves him to worship
masculinity and physical prowess , the Omnipotent Administrator cannot help but
covertly , and perhaps in an extremely sublimated guise , envy the bodies and ...
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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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