“THIS CONTROVERSY AWAKENED ME TO MY POSITION IN AMERICA AND I BEGAN TO FORM A CONCEPT OF WHAT IT MEANT TO BE BLACK IN A WHITE AMERICA”: FIRST EDITION OF ELDRIDGE CLEAVER'S SOUL ON ICE

  • Soul on Ice.

Soul on Ice.

$75.00

Item Number: 54376

New York: Ramparts / McGraw-Hill, 1968.

First edition of Cleaver’s classic memoir. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of wear. Jacket photography by Jim Ball. Introduction by Maxwell Geismer.

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. "A remarkable book...beautifully written...Eldridge Cleaver makes you twist and flinch...he throws light on the dark areas that we wish he would leave alone" (The Nation).

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