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Summary of the Book 'A Man Divided':
Divided Soul: The Life of Marvin Gaye is the name of a 1985 biography on American singer Marvin Gaye. The biography was written by music reviewer David Ritz including conversations he had with the singer who put the biography together shortly after Gayes death at the hands of his father Marvin Gay Sr. in 1984.
Excerpts from the Book 'A Man Divided':
... in a tone of authority that silenced the rest of us he said, Listen to me for a minute! I know I can't ever put things right after the mess I have ... ... all over. Then, I (if I must say 'I' and not 'he') thought of myself as the romantic lover, worshipping the beloved as a being of superior calibre, almost ... ... be, ranging from zephyrs to high-tension flashes! And tone of voice! Like fingers rippling over all the keys of one's emotions! And looks! The faint, faint ... ... professionals treated it lightly, as the extravagance of a bright young man. But in spite of themselves they kept on discussing it and finally, after ... ... poor devils. Or lucky devils. May be they really fared better than the others. By the time that Victor had finished this story, we had almost completed ... ... I was recommended for a Victoria Cross. But I never got it, because of subsequent events. You see, after that show, I remained awake for some months, carrying ... ... had spotted him as one of the few who cared. Victor refused to admit that the man was unique. His sort are a minority, no doubt, but a considerable minority. ... ... almost every village how her father used to take out his gun and shoot the seals from the cliff, and the dead or merely wounded creatures, tortured ... ... the same with Marxism. She could not bring herself to read more than the Communist Manifesto but Victor's own account of Marxist theories fascinated ... ... him. To break with her would be not merely to inflict on her a period of sharp distress but also to make her feel for ever after that love, even in its ... ... other door of the sitting- room, in search of the lavatory and bathroom. After a hasty wash and shave, he went back to his bedroom to dress, then returned ... ... confident that some strange telepathic influence from Maggie had been the main cause of his waking to his true self. His one desire was to see her at ... ... friends the same lie. When I protested, they replied that it really didn't matter lying, even to personal friends, if it was for the Revolution. ... ... for me. I sometimes feel terrified for her. (And this terror itself means I am not quite awake.) Yet I know it was right to link up with her. It was the ... ... with his adult education work, and at the end of the winter he was definitely over-tired. At this time Maggie had gone down with a bad attack of gastric ... ... Maggie's help I have progressed a lot, and now I think I have really found the balanced view. At heart I am a kind of Liberal Socialist, but I am ... ... account. On one occasion I had overheard Maggie say to him, It's all right, Victor dear. I can deal with him. And Victor replied, God! I think ... ... correct according to her established standards, but her inner hostility showed through at every turn. Meanwhile on Victor's side his love ... ... the zest, is as fresh and breathtaking as it was in my still-remembered babyhood. O lovely world tragic, sordid, brutal, and yet lovely! The sturdy ... ... it whenever I took over the Dolt's discussions with soldiers and airmen. Those groups of bewildered sleep-walkers were all restless for waking, all shyly groping ...