Soul on Ice
Dell, 1968 - 210 pages
The classic memoir that shocked, outraged, and ultimately changed the way America looked at the civil rights movement and the black experience.
With a preface by Ishmael Reed - "As with Malcolm X, Cleaver's book is a spiritual autobiography. An odyssey of a soul in search of itself, groping toward a personal humanism which will give meaning to life."--The Progressive
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 classic autobiography, is how much he was a man.
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The marble players have the game down to an art , and they play all day long , fanatically absorbed in what they are doing . If I have a cell partner who knows the game , I play him chess now and then , maybe a game each night .
... interspersed with the subcycles of basketball , track , and field meets all of our mass spectator sports give play to the basic cultural ethic , harnessed and sublimated into national - communal pagan rituals .
He does not play games , and he does not find life monotonous , conscious or not . He has plans and dreams , and he is deadly serious . Answer : PRELUDE TO LOVE - THREE LETTERS 147.
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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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