|Plot Summary of Days of Grace|
|"Days of Grace is an Autobiography written by the famous tennis player Arthur Ashe. Born in Richmond, Virginia in 1943, Arthur was born at a time when the South was segregated. In large part due the oppression that he saw and experienced as a young child, Arthur Ashe crusaded for social change and racial equality throughout his lifetime. Days of Grace depicts the manner in which Arthur Ashe was "outed" by USA Today Newspaper and forced to hold a news conference stating that he had HIV/AIDS. Arthur Ashe had received a blood transfusion in the early 80's while undergoing a quadruple bypass. Due to the fact that at that time the blood wasn't tested for HIV/AIDS, Ashe was given contaminated blood.
Arthur Ashe reached the heights of the tennis world and served as an inspiration to millions due to his establishing himself as one of the best tennis players in the world. It is also the story of his struggle with HIV and the social stigma and fear surrounding this disease. It is the story of his awesome love affair with his wife, Jean, and the love he shared with his daughter, Camera. "
Sandra Calhoune, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Days of Grace|
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Ethnic/Relig. of subject (inside)
Phys disability/mental struggle?
- physical disability/sickness
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
- sports figure
Biography of famous person?
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Very much smarter than other people
- very athletic
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 8 ()
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Book makes you feel?
- in awe
Is book humorous?
If humorous, kind of humor
Commentary on society?
Writer's slant towards subject:
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of nearly entire life
- A lot 11-15 B&W
How much dialogue in bio?
- significantly more descript than dialog
A LOT of info about personal vices?
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 51%-75% of book
How much is philosophy rather than life story?
- 0-25% of book
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