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Scattered Shadows: A Memoir of Blindness and Vision [Paperback]

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Pages   230
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.2" Width: 6.28" Height: 0.63"
Weight:   0.75 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jun 21, 2004
Publisher   Orbis Books
ISBN  1570755396  
EAN  9781570755392  

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This never before published memoir by the author of Black Like Me is an extraordinary chronicle of the triumph of the human spirit.

Publishers Description
This extraordinary chronicle from the author of "Black Like Me about his loss of sight is a powerful testament to the human spirit.

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! John Howard Griffin (1920-1980) is known internationally as the author of two novels, Nuni and The Devil Rides Outside, five books and monographs on racism in addition to Black Like Me, a biography of Thomas Merton, three collections of photography, a volume of journals, two historical works on Texas, a musicological study, and The John Howard Reader. Born in Dallas, Texas, and educated in France, he served in the U.S. Air Force in the South Pacific, where an injury he received during a Japanese bombardment eventually resulted in the complete loss of his sight. In the 1950's he converted to Catholicism, married, and raised a family. In 1957, (after ten years of blindness) he miraculously regained his sight.

John Howard Griffin was born in 1920 and died in 1980.

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Get this book!  Jun 2, 2004
This is a book for that special bookshelf of about a dozen classics that burn with relevance and can be read again and again. John H. Griffin was not only a skilled author, but he lived one of the most amazing lives of the 20th century, aptly described by Robert Bonazzi in the book's introduction. Of course, Griffin is well known for dying his skin, posing as a negro, and reporting on his experiences in the book Black Like Me. Amazingly enough, Black Like Me is only one episode in an improbable life. Scattered Shadows covers Griffin's developing blindness, and eventual recovery. Griffin reflects upon music, literature, and religion as his sight departs as a result of a World War II injury. The author has been underappreciated since his death. Hopefully Scattered Shadows will rekindle interest in Griffin, a person worth knowing

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