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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... comes to an open laughter at the white man's antics; just as in the concluding
apostrophe from the Black Eunuch to the Black Queen—to the fertile black womb
of all history—he reminds us how civilization has always mocked human gaiety.
... black—in spite of the universality of human experience.) I, as I imagine many
others did and still do, lusted for anything that Baldwin had written. It would have
been a gas for me to sit on a pillow beneath the womb of Baldwin's typewriter and
... I knew I would find reflected there a merciless Indictment of my impotence and
a compelling challenge to redeem my conquered manhood. My Queen, it is hard
for me to tell you what is in my and mothered Zulu, the womb of Mero, the womb ...
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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 - bcquinnsmom - LibraryThing
I think that you have to read and consider this book as a product of its times (originally published in 1968). I mean, everyone who cares knows that Eldridge Cleaver went on to become a member of the ... Consulter l'avis complet
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