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Brother West : living and loving out loud : a memoir / Cornel West with David Ritz.

By: West, Cornel.
Contributor(s): Ritz, David.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : SmileyBooks : Distrributed by Hay House, c2009Edition: 1st ed.Description: 275 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781401921897 (hardcover); 1401921892 (hardcover).Subject(s): West, Cornel | West, Cornel -- Political and social views | African American intellectuals -- Biography | African American scholars -- Biography | African American college teachers -- Biography
Contents:
On the move -- January 1, 1961 -- My change -- The bridge -- Curve balls -- Negative capability -- Albert Einstein and Malcolm X -- R.E.S.P.E.C.T -- What's going on : Ludwig Wittgenstein and/or Al Green? -- David Hume and Arthur Schopenhauer in the Brooklyn Navy Yard -- The big block -- Brother Wash -- Moonlight over Manhattan -- "Think" -- Trane -- Make up to break up -- Elleni -- Prophetic fragments -- "The way you do the things you do" -- African dreams -- Race matters -- The dream team -- What matter of man? -- What happened to the squeegee folk? -- Loss -- Just to keep you satisfied -- The most passionate love -- Messin' with the wrong brother -- Womb to tomb -- Death, taxes, and love -- Teachable moments -- "You are loved" -- Going away blues.
Summary: "'Brother West' is like its author: brillant, unapologetic, full of passion, yet cool. This poignant memoir traces West's transformation from a schoolyard Robin Hood into a progressive cultural icon. From his youthful investigation of the "death shudder" to why em embraced his calling of teaching over preaching, from his three marriages and his two precious children to his near-fatal bout with prostate cancer. West illuminates what it means to live as "an aspiring bluesman in a world of ideas and a jazzman in the life of the mind"." -- Inside cover.
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E 185.97 .W56 A3 2009 (Browse shelf) Available 30092101056373
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Includes index.

On the move -- January 1, 1961 -- My change -- The bridge -- Curve balls -- Negative capability -- Albert Einstein and Malcolm X -- R.E.S.P.E.C.T -- What's going on : Ludwig Wittgenstein and/or Al Green? -- David Hume and Arthur Schopenhauer in the Brooklyn Navy Yard -- The big block -- Brother Wash -- Moonlight over Manhattan -- "Think" -- Trane -- Make up to break up -- Elleni -- Prophetic fragments -- "The way you do the things you do" -- African dreams -- Race matters -- The dream team -- What matter of man? -- What happened to the squeegee folk? -- Loss -- Just to keep you satisfied -- The most passionate love -- Messin' with the wrong brother -- Womb to tomb -- Death, taxes, and love -- Teachable moments -- "You are loved" -- Going away blues.

"'Brother West' is like its author: brillant, unapologetic, full of passion, yet cool. This poignant memoir traces West's transformation from a schoolyard Robin Hood into a progressive cultural icon. From his youthful investigation of the "death shudder" to why em embraced his calling of teaching over preaching, from his three marriages and his two precious children to his near-fatal bout with prostate cancer. West illuminates what it means to live as "an aspiring bluesman in a world of ideas and a jazzman in the life of the mind"." -- Inside cover.

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