Editorial Reviews. Review. The audio version of Even the Stars Look Lonesome, a collection of unabridged essays read by Maya Angelou, plays . Even the Stars Look Lonesome [Maya Angelou] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. I have written of the black American experience, which I. As in Wouldn’t Take Nothing for My Journey Now, famed poet and author Angelou (I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings) casts a keen eye inward and bares her.

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We describe ourselves to ourselves, and we may even hear the voice of God. Virago Outrages Naomi Wolf.

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Buy the selected items together This item: This is a bit of a hodgepodge. Aug 07, Samantha Bakker rated it it was amazing.

I enjoyed this book, but wouldn’t say I was impressed by it. Views Read Edit View history. A collection of vignettes from the genius of Maya Angelou.

We need to use cookies to do this. She said of the book: She has the talent of hitting to deep into the bones of life’s experiences.


Even the Stars Look Lonesome by Maya Angelou

In the darkness, the old man grapples with the spirits of all those who have gone before him; the knowledge that the past is always with us, and the loneesome that can cry out from beyond the grave. Here doors open and close and open again.

I am always talking about the human condition in general and about society in particular. I actually listened to this as an audiobook while traveling on the plane.

Even The Stars Look Lonesome

She gives us a profile of Oprah. Bantam September 1, Language: Time remaining — day s — hour s — minute s — second s.

What I loved about this book is that I enjoyed reading every page of it and that I was paying attention to every single detailtherefore it felt somehow reallike i’m having a heart-to-heart conversation with my friend. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway.

Sep 27, Lindsay Cherry rated it it loensome amazing. Her writing is so to the point, yet so radical at times. I repurchased because I gave the original to my sister-in-law. I submit “I have written of the black experience, which I know intimately.

Even The Stars Look Lonesome by Maya Angelou

Without it we are dry husks drifting aimlessly on lonnesome ill wind. I read her autobiography “Why the Cage Bird Sings” and fell in love with her writing. This is a collection of nonfiction essays on topics such as love, aging, racism, and life in general. Poet to the president, champion of the people, best-selling autobiographer, her experiences as dancer, singer, waitress, activist, director, teacher, wife and mother, have made her one of the few people truly qualified to share her lessons of a lifetime.


I feel calm and ready to take on the world. Whether it’s a cultural or personal issue, she’s the one to trust sttars perspective.

And she sings the praises of sensuality. They also stated, ” Down in the Delta It took a lot of deliberating to choose just one quote out of the wonderful, thought-provoking ideas that this collection of essays is replete with. In it, Angelou blames her home for the downfall of her marriage.