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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The Christ could weep over a line of poetry , over a single image in a poem , over
the beauty of a poem ' s music , over the fact that man can talk , read , write , walk
, reproduce , die , eat , eliminate - over the fact that a chicken can lay an egg .
There are quite a few guys here who write . Seems that every convict wants to .
Some of them have managed to sell a piece here and there . They have a writers
' workshop which meets in the library under the wing of our librarian . I ' ve never
But I beat them down , refuse to write them , because it all seems so predictable
and trite . I feel humiliated by the words you inspire me to write to you . I refuse to
write them . What right have you to summon my soul from its slumber ? But it ' s ...
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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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