Man in the mirror: John Howard Griffin and the story of Black like me

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First published by Orbis Books in 1997, Man in the Mirror tells the story behind Black Like Me , a book that astonished America upon its publication in 1961, and remains an American classic 50 years later. In 1959 a white writer darkened his skin and passed for a time as a "Negro" in the Deep South. John Howard Griffin was that writer, and his book Black Like Me swiftly became a national sensation. Few readers know of the extraordinary journey that led to Griffin's risky "experiment"--the culmination of a lifetime of risk, struggle, and achievement. A native of Texas, Griffin was a medical student who became involved in the rescue of Jews in occupied France; a U.S. serviceman among tribal peoples in the South Pacific, where he suffered an injury that left him blinded for a decade; a convert to Catholicism; and, finally, a novelist and writer. All these experiences fed Griffin's drive to understand what it means to be human, and how human beings can justify treating their fellows--of whatever race or physical description--as "the intrinsic Other." After describing this journey and analyzing the text of Black Like Me , Robert Bonazzi treats the dramatic aftermath of Griffin's experiment and life. Man in the Mirror provides a fascinating look at the roots of this important book, and offers reflections on why, after all these years, it retains its impact and relevance.
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Grouping Title man in the mirror john howard griffin and the story of black like me
Grouping Author bonazzi robert
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subject_facet 1920-1980, African Americans, African Americans -- Social conditions, African Americans -- Southern States -- Social conditions, African Americans -- Southern States -- Social conditions -- 20th century, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Literary, Biography, Black like me, Black like me (Griffin, John Howard), Electronic books, Griffin, John Howard, Griffin, John Howard, -- 1920-1980, Griffin, John Howard, -- 1920-1980. -- Black like me, HISTORY -- State & Local, History, Race relations, Race relations -- Religious aspects, Religious aspects, Social conditions, Southern States, Southern States -- Race relations, Texas, Texas -- Biography, United States, United States -- Race relations -- Religious aspects
title_display Man in the mirror : John Howard Griffin and the story of Black like me
title_full Man in the Mirror [electronic resource] : John Howard Griffin and the story of Black like me / Robert Bonazzi, Man in the mirror : John Howard Griffin and the story of Black like me / Robert Bonazzi
title_short Man in the mirror :
title_sub John Howard Griffin and the story of Black like me
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