“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.
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).