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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understood how “ The Christ " ( as I used to call Lovdjieff , to his great sorrow and pain ) could sit at Watts ' feet , because he always seemed to me more warm , more human , and possessed of greater wisdom than Watts displayed either ...
It seemed that he moved about in a mist . The atmosphere he created was like the mystic spell of Kahlil Gibran's poetry . He seemed always to be listening to distant music , or silent voices , or to be talking in a whisper to himself .
The cells seemed made for a dungeon . The heavy steel doors slammed shut with a clang of finality that chilled my soul . The first time that door closed on me I had the same wild , hysterical sensation I'd felt years ago at San Quentin ...
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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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