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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... murderers , butchers , invaders , oppressors — the white heroes have acquired
new names . The great white statesmen whom school children are taught to
revere are revealed as the architects of systems of human exploitation and
trinsically superior in homosexuality , and carried far enough it is a viewpoint
which is as stultifying , as ridiculous , and as anti - human as the heterosexual ' s
prejudice . " I , for one , do not think homosexuality is the latest advance over ...
In human experience , only the perennial themes can move us to such an extent .
Death . Birth . The Grave . Love . Hate . I do not believe that a beautiful
relationship has to always end in carnage . I do not believe that we have to be
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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
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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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