Life Lit by Some Large Vision: Selected Speeches and Writings
Simon and Schuster, 2006 M09 26 - 272 pages
Star actor of stage, film, and television, civil rights activist, screenwriter, and director, Ossie Davis was among the most beloved and respected men in Hollywood and American society as a whole, whose brilliant oratory style was among his most inspiring and celebrated gifts—and all of his written essays, tributes, letters, and more have been collected for this book.
This book represents the best of the scores of speeches and talks, written and delivered by the great Ossie Davis. While the sound of his voice will be missed in the reading, his unique gift for expressing himself, articulating his thoughts and his visions are present on every page of this moving collection.
Davis had intended to assemble these disparate pieces long before his passing in the spring of 2005. His wife and his family have followed-up and delivered to us the text of his speeches, essays, tributes and eulogies, letters, and the brilliant monologue that was "The Benediction" from his groundbreaking play, first produced in 1961, "Purlie Victorious."
In the end, this is a book that will resonate from Hollywood to the heartlands across the country as a document of one man's wisdom and generosity, and a legacy that enriches all of us.
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Actor, playwright and civil rights activist Davis passed away in 2005, but this posthumous collection of his writing-including his speeches, essays, eulogies and letters-is a reminder that his ... Read full review
The English Language Is My Enemy 1966
On the Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr 1968
Be Not Too Tame Neither 1983
Talking Drums and Haitian Dumplings 1995
The World of Hunger and Me 2002
Found on This Campus 2003
A New Constitution c 1968
The Nature of the Revolution 1971
TRIBUTES AND EULOGIES
Stepin Fetchit 1981
Then and Now 2002
James Boggs 1993
To Roger Price 1965
To Seymour Peck 1972
Convocation Speech 2004
A Discussion with Young Activists and Artists 2003
The Significance of Lorraine Hansberry 1965
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