Soul on Ice
McGraw-Hill, 1968 - 210 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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It is among the white youth of the world that the greatest change is taking place .
... The elders , who , in the tradition of privileged classes or races , genuinely do
not understand the youth , trapped by old ways of thinking and blind to the future
When speaking of juvenile delinquency , or the rebellious attitude of today ' s
youth , the elders employ a glib rhetoric . They speak of the “ alienation of youth ,
” the desire of the young to be independent , the problems of " the father image ...
But it is away from this fantasy world that the white youth of today are turning . In
the world revolution now under way , the initiative rests with people of color . That
growing numbers of white youth are repudiating their heritage of blood 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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