Life Lit by Some Large Vision

Life Lit by Some Large Vision

Selected Speeches and Writings

Book - 2006 | First Atria books edition
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The ultimate gift to posterity from the incomparable actor, writer, and visionary Ossie Davis: a compilation of his stirring words that Americans will cherish for years to come.
Life Lit by Some Large Vision includes some humor, some history, and some surprises: moving tributes to such luminaries as Malcolm X and Louis Armstrong; thought-provoking speeches on the treachery of the English language and the challenge of breaking through the "niggerization" process; letters to friends and fellow thinkers; essays that span decades of social thought and revolutionary positions; and the closing monologue from his groundbreaking 1961 play, Purlie Victorious. The unforgettable sound of Ossie Davis's voice is well documented in his work on film and television, but the words on these pages offer his heart and mind, and will be the next best thing to witnessing him speak in person.
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, [2006]
Edition: First Atria books edition
ISBN: 9780743289887
Call Number: 815.5 D263L 2006
Characteristics: xvii, 253 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : portraits ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Dee, Ruby


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