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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fifty-four, when I was eighteen years old, is held to be a crucial turning point in the
history of the AfroAmerican—for the U.S.A. as a whole—the year segregation was
outlawed by the U.S. Supreme Court. It was also a crucial year for me ...
Even though I had some insight into my own motivations, I did not feel justified. I
lost my self-respect. My pride as a man dissolved and my whole fragile moral
structure seemed to collapse, completely shattered. That is why I started to write.
These yearnings are compounded by the fact that on the whole they are
foredoomed to remain unfulfilled. The society has arranged things so that the
Supermasculine Menial and the Ultrafeminine are not likely to have access or
propinquity to ...
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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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