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Griffin, John Howard 1920-1980

Overview
Works: 126 works in 523 publications in 15 languages and 24,009 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Drama  Juvenile works  Biographical films  Diaries  Film adaptations  Fiction  History  Records and correspondence  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Adapter, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Photographer, Translator
Classifications: E185.61, 975.00496073
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Black like me by John Howard Griffin( Book )

148 editions published between 1960 and 2016 in 13 languages and held by 980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the deep south of the 1950's, journalist John Howard Griffin used medication to darken his skin to a deep brown. He exchanged his privileged life as a Southern white man for the disenfranchised world of an unemployed black man
A hidden wholeness : the visual world of Thomas Merton by John Howard Griffin( Book )

8 editions published between 1970 and 1979 in English and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The John Howard Griffin: reader by John Howard Griffin( Book )

4 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The church and the black man by John Howard Griffin( Recording )

6 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follow the ecstasy : Thomas Merton, the hermitage years, 1965-1968 by John Howard Griffin( Book )

10 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1969, one year after Thomas Merton's tragic (and suspicious) death, John Howard Griffin was invited to write a biography of America's most famous monk, a monk who strangely had become a best-selling theologian. The result was Follow the Ecstasy: The Hermitage Years of Thomas Merton (1983). Both Merton and Griffin were converts to Catholicism, and they had become fast friends during Griffin's occasional retreats to the Trappist Abbey of Gethsemani where Merton was cloistered. As Robert Bonazzi writes in his Foreword, With natural humility and intense spirituality, they taught each other by example and silence. Merton and Griffin were both photographers as well as writers. Griffin wrote about Merton's painting and photography in A Hidden Wholeness: The Visual World of Thomas Merton (1970). They also shared a fascination with the French theologian Jacques Maritain, as well as French modernists Pierre Reverdy, George Braque, and Albert Camus. Griffin fell ill before he could finish his biography of Merton, and the mantle of official biographer passed to Michael Mott, author of The Seven Mountains of Thomas Merton, an essential compendium of the monk's life. Yet Follow the Ecstasy gets closer to the man—a portrait made by one who shared not only personal histories and interests with Merton, but an intuitive perspective of solitude
Prison of culture : beyond Black like me by John Howard Griffin( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The companion volume to the 50th-anniversary edition of Black Like Me, this book features John Howard Griffin's later writings on racism and spirituality. Conveying a progressive evolution in thinking, it further explores Griffin's ethical stand in the human rights struggle and nonviolent pursuit of equality—a view he shared with greats such as Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., and Thomas Merton. Enlightening and forthright, this record also focuses on Griffin's spiritual grounding in the Catholic monastic tradition, discussing the illuminating meditations on suffering and the author's own reflections on communication, justice, and dying
Jacques Maritain : homage in words and pictures by John Howard Griffin( Book )

9 editions published between 1974 and 1984 in English and Italian and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Part of space: ten Texas writers( Book )

2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The devil rides outside by John Howard Griffin( Book )

17 editions published between 1952 and 2010 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No less a critic than Clifton Fadiman called The Devil Rides Outside a staggering novel. The first novel of John H. Griffin, it written during the author's decade of blindness following an injury suffered during the closing days of World War II. As Time Magazine described it, The Devil Rides Outside has some things relatively rare in U.S. letters: energy, earnestness and unashamed religious fervor. Written as a diary, the novel relates the intellectual and spiritual battles of a young American musicologist who is studying Gregorian chant in a French Benedictine monastery. Even though he is not Catholic, he must live like the monks, sleeping in a cold stone cell, eating poor food, sharing latrine duties. His dreams rage with memories of his Paris mistress; his days are spent being encouraged by the monks to seek God. He takes up residence outside the monastery after an illness, but he finds the village a slough of greed and pettiness and temptation. Indeed, as the French proverb says, the devil rides outside the monastery walls
Land of the High Sky by John Howard Griffin( Book )

4 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of Midland county of West Texas, from 1849 to the present
Nuni by John Howard Griffin( Book )

7 editions published between 1956 and 2010 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American college professor, sole survivor of an airplane crash on a Pacific island, comes to terms with the aborigines
Street of the Seven Angels by John Howard Griffin( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A social satire set in Paris, this previously unpublished novel is based in part on the U.S. Supreme Court's censorship trial regarding the author's first novel
Twelve photographic portraits by John Howard Griffin( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black like me by ( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true story of a white newsman in the early 1960's who chemically changes the color of his skin in order to experience life as a black man in the South
Racial equality; the myth and the reality by John Howard Griffin( Book )

3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing upon his experience as a white man who "changed his pigmentation" and lived the life of a black man, the author attempts "to put you in another man's mind" and apply his experience to today's events. In addition, he seeks to show that there is a wide gap between intellectual acceptance of equality and real emotional acceptance. This gap perpetuates what he calls "the system" and explains in part the increased militancy of the black man in America today. (Author/DM)
Mississippi eyewitness : the three civil rights workers, how they were murdered : the exclusive story by Ramparts magazine by Louis E Lomax( Book )

4 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mansfield, Texas : a report of the crisis situation resulting from efforts to desegregate the school system by John Howard Griffin( Book )

3 editions published between 1956 and 1957 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black like me by John Howard Griffin( Recording )

14 editions published between 1961 and 2015 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writer John Howard Griffin decided to perform an experiment fifty years ago. In order to learn firsthand how one race could withstand the second class citizenship imposed on it by another, he dyed his white skin dark, left his family, and traveled to the South to live as a black man. What began as scientific research ended up changing his life in every way imaginable. This is an eyewitness account of discrimination and segregation that is terrifying and degrading, and its publication caused a furor. As narrated by Ray Childs, this first-ever recording of Black like Me will leave each listener deeply affected. John Howard Griffin's groundbreaking and controversial work helped bring the full effect of racism to the forefront of America's conscience-and it has lessons to be learned over half a century later
Thomas Merton : the hermitage years, a biographical study by John Howard Griffin( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black like me : the definitive Griffin estate edition, corrected from original manuscripts by John Howard Griffin( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher's description: Studs Terkel tells us in his Foreword to the definitive Griffin Estate Edition of Black Like Me: "This is a contemporary book, you bet." Indeed, Black Like Me remains required reading in thousands of high schools and colleges for this very reason. Regardless of how much progress has been made in eliminating outright racism from American life, Black Like Me endures as a great human and humanitarian document. In our era, when "international" terrorism is most often defined in terms of a single ethnic designation and a single religion, we need to be reminded that America has been blinded by fear and racial intolerance before. As John Lennon wrote, "Living is easy with eyes closed." Black Like Me is the story of a man who opened his eyes, and helped an entire nation to do likewise
 
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Follow the ecstasy : Thomas Merton, the hermitage years, 1965-1968
Alternative Names
Griffin, John.

Griffin, John 1920-1980

Griffin, John H.

Griffin John H. 1920-1980

Howard Griffin, John 1920-1980

John Howard Griffin Amerikaans journalist (1920-1980)

John Howard Griffin écrivain américain

John Howard Griffin US-amerikanischer Autor

Джон Ховард Гриффин

جان هاوارد گریفین

जॉन हॉवर्ड ग्रिफिन

그리핀, 존 하워드 1920-1980

존 하워드 그리핀

グリフィン, J. H

グリフィン, ジョン・ハワード

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