A Lesson Before Dying Book
Score: 4
From 24 Ratings

A Lesson Before Dying


  • Author : Ernest J. Gaines
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2004-01-20
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400077700
  • Total Read : 79
  • File Size : 5,5 Mb

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A Lesson Before Dying Summary:

NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER • A deep and compassionate novel about a young man who returns to 1940s Cajun country to visit a black youth on death row for a crime he didn't commit. Together they come to understand the heroism of resisting. A “majestic, moving novel ... an instant classic, a book that will be read, discussed and taught beyond the rest of our lives" (Chicago Tribune), from the critically acclaimed author of A Gathering of Old Men and The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman.

A Lesson Before Dying Book
Score: 5
From 4 Ratings

A Lesson Before Dying


  • Author : Ernest J. Gaines
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 1997-09-28
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780375702709
  • Total Read : 92
  • File Size : 17,6 Mb

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A Lesson Before Dying Summary:

NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER • A deep and compassionate novel about a young man who returns to 1940s Cajun country to visit a black youth on death row for a crime he didn't commit. Together they come to understand the heroism of resisting. A “majestic, moving novel ... an instant classic, a book that will be read, discussed and taught beyond the rest of our lives" (Chicago Tribune), from the critically acclaimed author of A Gathering of Old Men and The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman.

A Lesson Before Dying Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

A Lesson Before Dying


  • Author : Ernest J. Gaines
  • Publisher : Spark Notes
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Study Aids
  • Pages : 84
  • ISBN 10 : 1586634763
  • Total Read : 66
  • File Size : 16,8 Mb

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A Lesson Before Dying Summary:

A study guide to the popular novel offers a plot summary, a review quiz, and an examaination of important quotations, along with analysis of the key themes, motifs, characters, and symbols in the work.

The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman Book
Score: 4
From 15 Ratings

The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman


  • Author : Ernest J. Gaines
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2012-10-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307830258
  • Total Read : 71
  • File Size : 13,9 Mb

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The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman Summary:

"This is a novel in the guise of the tape-recorded recollections of a black woman who has lived 110 years, who has been both a slave and a witness to the black militancy of the 1960's. In this woman Ernest Gaines has created a legendary figure, a woman equipped to stand beside William Faulkner's Dilsey in The Sound And The Fury." Miss Jane Pittman, like Dilsey, has 'endured,' has seen almost everything and foretold the rest. Gaines' novel brings to mind other great works The Odyssey for the way his heroine's travels manage to summarize the American history of her race, and Huckleberry Finn for the clarity of her voice, for her rare capacity to sort through the mess of years and things to find the one true story in it all." -- Geoffrey Wolff, Newsweek. "Stunning. I know of no black novel about the South that excludes quite the same refreshing mix of wit and wrath, imagination and indignation, misery and poetry. And I can recall no more memorable female character in Southern fiction since Lena of Faulkner's Light In August than Miss Jane Pittman." -- Josh Greenfeld, Life

A Gathering of Old Men Book
Score: 4
From 19 Ratings

A Gathering of Old Men


  • Author : Ernest J. Gaines
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2012-10-31
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307830388
  • Total Read : 95
  • File Size : 6,5 Mb

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A Gathering of Old Men Summary:

A powerful depiction of racial tensions arising over the death of a Cajun farmer at the hands of a black man--set on a Louisiana sugarcane plantation in the 1970s. The Village Voice called A Gathering of Old Men “the best-written novel on Southern race relations in over a decade.”

The Tragedy of Brady Sims Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Tragedy of Brady Sims


  • Author : Ernest J. Gaines
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2017-08-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 130
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525434467
  • Total Read : 86
  • File Size : 16,8 Mb

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The Tragedy of Brady Sims Summary:

A courthouse shooting leads a young reporter to uncover the long story of race and power in his small town and the relationship between the white sheriff and the black man who "whipped children" to keep order—in the final novella by the beloved Ernest J. Gaines. After Brady Sims pulls out a gun in a courtroom and shoots his own son, who has just been convicted of robbery and murder, he asks only to be allowed two hours before he'll give himself up to the sheriff. When the editor of the local newspaper asks his cub reporter to dig up a "human interest" story about Brady, he heads for the town's barbershop. It is the barbers and the regulars who hang out there who narrate with empathy, sadness, humor, and a profound understanding the life story of Brady Sims—an honorable, just, and unsparing man who with his tough love had been handed the task of keeping the black children of Bayonne, Louisiana in line to protect them from the unjust world in which they lived. And when his own son makes a fateful mistake, it is up to Brady to carry out the necessary reckoning. In the telling, we learn the story of a small southern town, divided by race, and the black community struggling to survive even as many of its inhabitants head off northwards during the Great Migration.

Kindred Book
Score: 4
From 166 Ratings

Kindred


  • Author : Octavia E. Butler
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Release Date : 2004-02-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN 10 : 9780807083703
  • Total Read : 96
  • File Size : 13,6 Mb

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Kindred Summary:

From the New York Times bestselling author of Parable of the Sower and MacArthur “Genius” Grant, Nebula, and Hugo award winner The visionary time-travel classic whose Black female hero is pulled through time to face the horrors of American slavery and explores the impacts of racism, sexism, and white supremacy then and now. “I lost an arm on my last trip home. My left arm.” Dana’s torment begins when she suddenly vanishes on her 26th birthday from California, 1976, and is dragged through time to antebellum Maryland to rescue a boy named Rufus, heir to a slaveowner’s plantation. She soon realizes the purpose of her summons to the past: protect Rufus to ensure his assault of her Black ancestor so that she may one day be born. As she endures the traumas of slavery and the soul-crushing normalization of savagery, Dana fights to keep her autonomy and return to the present. Blazing the trail for neo-slavery narratives like Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad and Ta-Nehisi Coates’s The Water Dancer, Butler takes one of speculative fiction’s oldest tropes and infuses it with lasting depth and power. Dana not only experiences the cruelties of slavery on her skin but also grimly learns to accept it as a condition of her own existence in the present. “Where stories about American slavery are often gratuitous, reducing its horror to explicit violence and brutality, Kindred is controlled and precise” (New York Times). “Reading Octavia Butler taught me to dream big, and I think it’s absolutely necessary that everybody have that freedom and that willingness to dream.” —N. K. Jemisin The series adaption from FX premieres December 13 on Hulu. Developed for television by writer/executive producer Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (Watchmen), executive producers also include Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields (The Americans, The Patient), and Darren Aronofsky (The Whale). Janicza Bravo (Zola) is director and an executive producer of the pilot. Kindred stars Mallor

The Topic of Education in Ernest J  Gaines  Novel  A Lesson Before Dying  Book

The Topic of Education in Ernest J Gaines Novel A Lesson Before Dying


  • Author : Birgit Wilpers
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 41
  • ISBN 10 : 9783640803026
  • Total Read : 81
  • File Size : 12,7 Mb

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The Topic of Education in Ernest J Gaines Novel A Lesson Before Dying Summary:

Seminar paper from the year 2010 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, University of Paderborn (Anglistik/Amerikanistik), course: Contemporary African-American Literature, language: English, abstract: The title of Ernest J. Gaines' book A Lesson Before Dying already alludes to the fact that education is one of the main themes of the novel. In this essay, I want to analyze the different aspects of education that are represented in his work. I will concentrate on the subject of formal education and would like to pose the question if it is a way out of "mental" slavery for African-American people.