Contemporary Cyrus Colter A Chocolate Soldier

ISBN 13: 9780810150386

A Chocolate Soldier

3 avg rating
( 3 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780810150386: A Chocolate Soldier

Cyrus Colter's fourth novel is a cautionary tale of revolutionary dreams, bitter realities, and the persistence of both hope and falsehood. No reader will forget the tale Meshach Barry tells of the rebellion led by Rollo Ezekiel Lee--known as "Cager"--on the campus of a small black college.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

A distinguished attorney and public servant, Cyrus Colter took up writing in midlife and, after retiring from the law, devoted himself not only to his art but also to teaching. He held the Chester D. Tripp Professorship in the Humanities and chaired the Program in African-American Studies at Northwestern University. His first book, The Beach Umbrella, won the Iowa School of Letters Award for First Fiction in 1970. TriQuarterly Books and Northwestern University Press have reprinted his earlier novel, The Hippodrome. His other works include The Rivers of ErosNight Studies, and The Amoralist.

From Publishers Weekly:

Colter takes on a formidable task with this novel. He unveils his denouement in the first chaptera "highly agitated, confused, country black boy" nicknamed Cager will kill a "highborn old white woman," then takes several hundred pages of admittedly "verbose" narration by Cager's friend, a preacher named Meshach Barry, to arrive at the murder. He shifts scenes almost compulsively, from a poor, rural black community to an upwardly mobile black university in a small Tennessee town, from a blues nightclub to a prison for white-collar criminals (Meshach serves time for "mishandling" federal educational funds.) With his vivid characterizations and eye for detail, Colter creates an engrossing, disturbing and enlightening fiction about black power and powerlessness. In his plot and his psychological insights, he purposely echoes Wright's Native Son, Ellison's Invisible Man and Dostoyevski's Crime and Punishment. But this ambitious work falls short on several counts: at times the narrative plods, the numerous characters and scene changes are distracting, and the story of Meshach Barry, presented as a subplot, pales beside the passionate tale of Cager. Colter (The Beach Umbrella), an emeritus professor at Northwestern University, is an attorney. Portions of this novel were previously published in TriQuarterly.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Colter, Cyrus
Published by Triquarterly
ISBN 10: 0810150387 ISBN 13: 9780810150386
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Qwestbooks COM LLC
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Triquarterly. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0810150387. Bookseller Inventory # Z0810150387ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.88
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Colter, Cyrus
Published by Triquarterly
ISBN 10: 0810150387 ISBN 13: 9780810150386
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Booklot COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Triquarterly. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0810150387. Bookseller Inventory # Z0810150387ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.88
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Colter, Cyrus
Published by Triquarterly
ISBN 10: 0810150387 ISBN 13: 9780810150386
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Bookhouse COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Triquarterly. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0810150387. Bookseller Inventory # Z0810150387ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.88
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Colter, Cyrus
Published by Triquarterly
ISBN 10: 0810150387 ISBN 13: 9780810150386
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Vital Products COM LLC
(Southampton, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Triquarterly. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0810150387. Bookseller Inventory # Z0810150387ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.88
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Colter, Cyrus
Published by Triquarterly 1995-06-01 (1995)
ISBN 10: 0810150387 ISBN 13: 9780810150386
New Paperback Quantity Available: 7
Seller:
Ebooksweb COM LLC
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Triquarterly 1995-06-01, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 0810150387. Bookseller Inventory # Z0810150387ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.89
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Colter, Cyrus
Published by Triquarterly
ISBN 10: 0810150387 ISBN 13: 9780810150386
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Mesilla Internet
(Mesilla, NM, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Triquarterly. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0810150387 New. Bookseller Inventory # Z0810150387ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.66
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.98
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Colter, Cyrus
Published by Triquarterly
ISBN 10: 0810150387 ISBN 13: 9780810150386
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BookShop4U
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Triquarterly. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0810150387. Bookseller Inventory # Z0810150387ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.39
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Cyrus Colter
Published by Triquarterly (1995)
ISBN 10: 0810150387 ISBN 13: 9780810150386
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Triquarterly, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0810150387

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.08
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Cyrus Colter
Published by Triquarterly (1995)
ISBN 10: 0810150387 ISBN 13: 9780810150386
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Triquarterly, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0810150387

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 19.81
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Colter, Cyrus
Published by Triquarterly
ISBN 10: 0810150387 ISBN 13: 9780810150386
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Triquarterly. Book Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Softcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. Bookseller Inventory # 2353813

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 21.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book