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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In economics, because everybody seemed to find it necessary to attack and
condemn Karl Marx in their writings, I sought out his books, and although he kept
me with a headache, I took him for my authority. I was not prepared to understand
Rufus Scott, a pathetic wretch who indulged in the white man's pastime of
committing suicide, who let a white bisexual homosexual fuck him in his ass, and
who took a Southern Jezebel for his woman, with all that these tortured
After a while I asked the Accused, in a neutral voice, “Have you ever hit a black
woman?” As if his switch had been flipped, his eyes lit up and, anxious for what in
his death he took to be a change of subject, the Lazarus took the bait.
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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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