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The Resource Man in the mirror : 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

Label
Man in the mirror : John Howard Griffin and the story of Black like me
Title
Man in the mirror
Title remainder
John Howard Griffin and the story of Black like me
Statement of responsibility
Robert Bonazzi
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 a book that galvanized America, and offers reflections on why, after all these years, this work retains its astonishing impact
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bonazzi, Robert
Dewey number
975/.00496073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
E185.61.G83
LC item number
B66 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Griffin, John Howard
  • Griffin, John Howard
  • Southern States
  • Texas
  • United States
Label
Man in the mirror : John Howard Griffin and the story of Black like me, Robert Bonazzi
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-208)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The path -- Reflections in the mirror -- The aftermath -- At the crossroads -- Critical perspectives
Control code
36783919
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 208 pages
Isbn
9781570751189
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
97018711
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Man in the mirror : John Howard Griffin and the story of Black like me, Robert Bonazzi
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-208)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The path -- Reflections in the mirror -- The aftermath -- At the crossroads -- Critical perspectives
Control code
36783919
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 208 pages
Isbn
9781570751189
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
97018711
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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