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Gaines, Ernest J. 1933-

Overview
Works: 222 works in 854 publications in 14 languages and 43,304 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  History  Domestic fiction  Biography  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Television programs  Television plays 
Roles: Author, Creator, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent, Narrator, Conceptor
Classifications: PS3557.A355, 813.54
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A lesson before dying by Ernest J Gaines( Book )
98 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 6,662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In his first novel in ten years, Ernest Gaines, the highly acclaimed author of the best-selling The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, brings us a wrenching story of death and identity in a small Cajun Louisiana community in the late 1940s. A young black named Jefferson is a reluctant party in a shoot-out in a liquor store in which the three other men involved are all killed, including the white store owner. Jefferson, the only survivor, is accused of murder. At the trial, the essence of the defense is that the accused, a lowly form of existence lacking even a modicum of intelligence, is incapable of premeditated murder. His lawyer argues: "Why, I would just as soon put a hog in the electric chair as this." But Jefferson is condemned to death
The autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman by Ernest J Gaines( Book )
128 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 6,191 WorldCat member 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 )
58 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 4,067 WorldCat member 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 )
30 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,307 WorldCat member 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
Bloodline by Ernest J Gaines( Book )
27 editions published between 1968 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In these five stories, Gaines returns to the cane fields, sharecroppers' shacks, and decaying plantation houses of Louisiana, the terrain of his great novels A Gathering of Old Men and A Lesson Before Dying. As rendered by Gaines, this country becomes as familiar, and as haunted by cruelty, suffering, and courage, as Ralph Ellison's Harlem or Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha County. Above all, Mr. Gaines portrays African American males as real men inspite of the odds they encounter
Catherine Carmier : a novel by Ernest J Gaines( Book )
32 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,279 WorldCat member 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 )
27 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tractor driver Jim Kelly watches as the recently-released murder suspect Marcus treats the Cajun overseer Sidney Bonbon with supreme contempt on the Hebert plantation fields. To make matters worse, the black Marcus seduces first Bonbon's black mistress Pauline and then his Cajun wife Louise. As the inevitable showdown between the two men looms, Jim Kelly witnesses the contrast between blacks and Cajuns
A lesson before dying by Ernest J Gaines( Recording )
22 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,061 WorldCat member 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( Recording )
21 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 783 WorldCat member 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 Molly Murphy( Recording )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 670 WorldCat member 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 )
19 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 550 WorldCat member 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( Recording )
9 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member 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( Recording )
11 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Phillip Martin was a leader in the Southern community of St. Adrienne, but his past wouldn't stay buried
A lesson before dying by Romulus Linney( Recording )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a drama set in a small Louisiana Cajun community in the late 1940s. A disillusioned schoolteacher agrees to talk with a young black man who has been falsely convicted of murder and sentenced to death. The two men forge a bond as they come to understand what it means to resist one's own fate
Catherine Carmier by Ernest J Gaines( )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member 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
Tell about the South voices in black & white ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member 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
The autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1973 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of the life an African American woman from Louisiana, 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 one hundred and ten
Ernest Gaines reads excerpts from A gathering of old men by Ernest J Gaines( Recording )
5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member 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
Dites-leur que je suis un homme by Ernest J Gaines( Book )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in French and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Colère en Louisiane : roman by Ernest J Gaines( Book )
8 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in French and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Gaines, Ernest 1933-
Gaines, Ernest J.
Gaines, Ernest James 1933-
ゲインズ, アーネスト・J
Languages
English (490)
French (38)
German (17)
Chinese (5)
Swedish (5)
Japanese (4)
Polish (3)
Danish (2)
Italian (2)
Dutch (2)
Slovenian (2)
Arabic (1)
Portuguese (1)
Korean (1)
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