Even The Stars Look Lonesomeby Published 01 Nov 2018
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Even the Stars Look Lonesome is Maya Angelou talking of the things she cares about most. In her unique, spellbinding way, she re-creates intimate personal experiences and gives us her wisdom on a wide variety of subjects. She tells us how a house can both hurt its occupants and heal them. She talks about Africa. She gives us a profile of Oprah. She enlightens us about age and sexuality. She confesses to the problems fame brings and shares with us the indelible lessons she has learned about rage and violence. And she sings the praises of sensuality.
"Even The Stars Look Lonesome" Reviews
Starts out sweet and gradually toughens. An interesting series of very personal essays. One hundred and thirty smallish pages of large type, in other words does not take a lot of time to read, but definitely worth the effort.
A journey so exceptional that all it can give you is a ride of pain and pleasure accompanied with awe !
It's the first book that I have ever read of Maya Angelou. It's so honest and yet so poetic ! All I want to do next is read her autobiographies.
Her writing is so to the point, yet so radical at times. I love the way she looks at immortal things and the way she describes the mortals.
The truth of the brutalities held against a whole race is quite stirring, but at the same time Maya's take on pain and history is equally intriguing.
My favourite emotion from this book is that of courage. How for three consecutive centuries they (the race) survived and struggled hard to fight for their rights and their culture and the truth. How they did not yield to the painful history neither to the blurred future. How they kept on going with all the miseries, but with hearts filled with hopes till the rim.
This is my first Maya Angelou book and I can't wait to read more of her / about her !
Throughout this book , Maya honestly and straight from the heart opens up about her marriages , sensuality , sexuality , children , acquaintances through the years , some events that really marked her life and most importanlty her african roots.
She is known for her smooth and wholesome style of writing and her extremely delicate poems , that's why I did not find it surprising that these short essays are written so beautifully and in an exquisite manner.
What I loved about this book is that I enjoyed reading every page of it and that I was paying attention to every single detail , therefore it felt somehow real , like i'm having a heart-to-heart conversation with my friend .
Maya , I wish I had read your books before , excuse my stupid delay.
I miss Maya Angelou, but I think that I needn't, because what I miss is here in her words; to be re-read and reminded. It is also in every wise person we have in our lives and should cherish. It is also in every mother and every proverb and every piece of wisdom handed down to us. I love how she grew into her older self and owned it and inhabited it. I love her as an example and an inspiration of how beautiful it can be to be yourself.
This was a great short story read of the great poet and novelist Maya Angelo.
I read her autobiography "Why the Cage Bird Sings" and fell in love with her writing. I have given several of her books to female family members and friends as gifts.
Her writings are for all to read and I hope young ladies & men before the age of 18 enjoy the opportunity to read at least one of her novels.