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Gaines, Ernest J. 1933-

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Works: 211 works in 905 publications in 17 languages and 43,644 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Historical fiction  History  Film adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Domestic fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Television adaptations  Made-for-TV movies 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Creator, Conceptor, Bibliographic antecedent, Narrator
Classifications: PS3557.A355, 813.54
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A lesson before dying by Ernest J Gaines( Book )
124 editions published between 1933 and 2016 in 13 languages and held by 6,517 libraries worldwide
Grant Wiggins, who left his small rural black community to go to university, has returned to the plantation school to teach children whose lives promise to be not much better than Jefferson's. But he wonders whether he has the will to take off north or west like so many before him who knew it was the only way to climb out of a centuries-old rut. He is grappling with his own situation when Jefferson's godmother and Grant's aunt persuade Grant to impart something of himself, of his learning and pride, to Jefferson before his death - to prove the lawyer wrong
The autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman by Ernest J Gaines( Book )
138 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 6,223 libraries worldwide
Story of a black lady born into slavery on a Louisiana plantation, freed at the end of the Civil War, who lives for one-hundred more years
A gathering of old men by Ernest J Gaines( Book )
81 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 3,951 libraries worldwide
Beau Boutan, a hated Cajun farmer, is shot, and a dozen aging black men claim to be the murderer
In my father's house by Ernest J Gaines( Book )
33 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,187 libraries worldwide
A minister and civil rights leader in a small, rural African-American community is suddenly confronted with events from his past that threaten to destroy the life he has built
Catherine Carmier : a novel by Ernest J Gaines( Book )
33 editions published between 1964 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 1,242 libraries worldwide
Catherine, a young Louisiana Black woman, is caught up in the racial tensions between white, Black, and Cajun in the rural plantation area
Of love and dust by Ernest J Gaines( Book )
28 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in English and French and held by 1,193 libraries worldwide
When young Marcus is bonded out of jail, where he has been awaiting his trial for murder, he is sent to the Hebert plantation to work in the fields. He treats the Cajun overseer, Sidney Bonbon, with supreme contempt, even as Bonbon works him nearly to death. Marcus takes his revenge by first seducing Bonbon's black mistress, Pauline, and then his wife, Louise. Jim Kelly, the tractor driver, watches the contest between the two men, knowing Marcus is doomed and hating him for disturbing the status quo. Grudgingly, however, Jim begins to admire the young man's spirit as the inevitable climactic showdown draws near. --Back cover
A lesson before dying by Ernest J Gaines( Sound Recording )
27 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,154 libraries worldwide
Two young African-American men, one condemned to death for a murder and the other a teacher, form a bond in a small Cajun Louisiana community in the late 1940s
The autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman by Ernest J Gaines( Sound Recording )
22 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 632 libraries worldwide
Miss Jane looks back on the 100 years of her life, from slavery to the dawn of the civil rights movement
An introduction to A lesson before dying by Ernest J. Gaines audio guide by Dan Stone( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 607 libraries worldwide
Discusses the theme and characters in Gaines's novel and includes excerpts from the book and background information on the author
A long day in November by Ernest J Gaines( Book )
21 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 540 libraries worldwide
A young black boy living on a cane plantation recounts the events of the day his parents separate and are reconciled
A gathering of old men by Ernest J Gaines( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in English and held by 274 libraries worldwide
When the sheriff arrives after a Cajun farmer is shot dead he finds a dozen aging black men each claiming to have done the deed. They want to get even after lifetimes of oppression
In my father's house by Ernest J Gaines( Sound Recording )
13 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 157 libraries worldwide
Phillip Martin was a leader in the Southern community of St. Adrienne, but his past wouldn't stay buried
The Signet classic book of Southern short stories ( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 133 libraries worldwide
Presents thirty-three stories by Southern writers--half by women and one third by blacks--that capture the richness and complexities of Southern life
Catherine Carmier by Ernest J Gaines( file )
8 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 111 libraries worldwide
Catherine Carmier is a compelling love story set in a deceptively bucolic Louisiana countryside, where blacks, Cajuns, and whites maintain an uneasy coexistence. When Jackson returns home to his family after an absence of ten years, he discovers that his bonds to them have been irreparably rent by his absence. In the midst of his alienation, he falls in love with Catherine Carmier, setting the stage for conflicts and confrontations which are complex, tortuous, and universal in their implications
The autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman by Ernest J Gaines( visu )
11 editions published between 1972 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 101 libraries worldwide
The story of the life of a black Louisiana woman, from the time of her childhood as a slave in the pre-Civil War South to 1962, when she witnesses the birth of the civil rights movement at the age of 110
Tell about the South voices in black & white ( visu )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 78 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of modern Southern literature from 1915 to present. Features literary careers of William Faulkner, Thomas Wolfe, Zora Neale Hurston, Jean Toomer, Robert Penn Warren, Richard Wright, Flannery O'Connor, Eudora Welty, Erskine Caldwell, Ralph Ellison, Walker Percy and many others
Ernest Gaines reads excerpts from A gathering of old men by Ernest J Gaines( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 61 libraries worldwide
Following a brief introduction to his life and work, author Ernest Gaines reads excerpts from his novel A gathering of old men, which deals with the Black tenant farmers in a rural area east of Baton Rouge, La. He introduces the characters Snookum, Janey, Miss Merle, and Rufe in this reading
Conversations with Ernest Gaines by Ernest J Gaines( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
"The winner in 1994 of the National Book Critics Circle Award for A Lesson Before Dying, Gaines, whose career spans more than thirty-five years, continues to receive increasing critical and popular attention. In the community of southern authors he finds his natural place. "Southern writers," he says, "have much more in common than differences. They have in common a certain point of view as well."" "Through television productions of his fiction - The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, A Gathering of Old Men, and "The Sky is Gray"--Gaines has become widely known and appreciated. Although focused principally upon African-American life in the Deep South, his writing bears strong influence of European authors." "In these interviews, two of which have never before been printed, Ernest Gaines casts a retrospective light upon his long and productive career. Drawn from journals, magazines, and newspapers, the interviews are occasions for Gaines to recall his childhood, his "bohemian" days in San Francisco, his long effort to get published, and recent events in his life - including his marriage and his receiving a MacArthur Prize."--Jacket
Ernest J. Gaines' The sky is gray ( visu )
5 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
James has a raging toothache that necessitates a trip to the dentist. His mother (played by Emmy-winner Olivia Cole), accompanies James to town on an eye opening odyssey where the boy gains valuable insights into poverty, racism-and his own sense of pride. With an exciting musical score by Webster Lewis, this multi-award winning film explores a child's discovery that the world is a complicated place...where things are never truly black or white...only shades of gray
Mozart and Leadbelly : stories and essays by Ernest J Gaines( Book )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Collects five stories, set in Louisiana, that capture the joys and sorrows of rural Southern life, accompanied by prose works that chronicle the author's life as a writer, and the people and places that he has encountered
 
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Alternative Names
Ernest Gaines
Ernest J. Gaines Amerikaans romanschrijver
Gaines, Ernest
Gaines, Ernest 1933-
Gaines, Ernest J.
Gaines, Ernest James 1933-
إرنست جينز
게인스, 어니스트 J. 1933-
ゲインズ, アーネスト・J
Languages
English (509)
French (36)
German (32)
Swedish (7)
Chinese (5)
Dutch (5)
Japanese (4)
Portuguese (4)
Polish (3)
Danish (2)
Italian (2)
Russian (2)
Slovenian (2)
Arabic (1)
Hebrew (1)
Korean (1)
Norwegian (1)
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