A Lesson Before Dying
Author : Ernest J. Gaines
Publisher : Vintage
Release :2004-01-20
Total pages :272
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 1400077702
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“This majestic, moving novel is an instant classic, a book that will be read, discussed and taught beyond the rest of our lives.”—Chicago Tribune Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, A Lesson Before Dying is 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. From the critically acclaimed author of A Gathering of Old Men and The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman.

A Lesson Before Dying
Author : Ernest J. Gaines
Publisher : Vintage
Release :1994
Total pages :256
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780375702709
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Grant Wiggins, a college-educated man who returns to his hometown to teach, forms an unlikely bond with Jefferson, a young Black man convicted of murder and sentenced to death, when he is asked to impart his learning and pride to the condemned man

The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
Author : Ernest J. Gaines
Publisher : Bantam
Release :2012-10-24
Total pages :272
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780307830258
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"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 Study Guide for Ernest Gaines's A Lesson Before Dying
Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
Release :2015-03-13
Total pages :15
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781410336101
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A Study Guide for Ernest Gaines's "A Lesson Before Dying," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

A Gathering of Old Men
Author : Ernest J. Gaines
Publisher : Vintage
Release :2012-10-31
Total pages :224
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780307830388
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Set on a Louisiana sugarcane plantation in the 1970s, A Gathering of Old Men is a powerful depiction of racial tensions arising over the death of a Cajun farmer at the hands of a black man.

The Topic of Education in Ernest J. Gaines' Novel
Author : Birgit Wilpers
Publisher : GRIN Verlag
Release :2011-01
Total pages :40
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9783640803026
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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.

A Lesson Before Dying
Author : Romulus Linney
Publisher : Dramatists Play Service Inc
Release :2001
Total pages :56
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0822217856
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THE STORY: Jefferson, an innocent young man, is condemned to death in backwoods Louisiana in 1948. At the trial his lawyer, trying to save his life, called him no more a human being than a hog. In prison, he acts like one, insisting that he will be

The Hidden Brain
Author : Shankar Vedantam
Publisher : Spiegel & Grau
Release :2010-01-19
Total pages :288
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781588369390
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The hidden brain is the voice in our ear when we make the most important decisions in our lives—but we’re never aware of it. The hidden brain decides whom we fall in love with and whom we hate. It tells us to vote for the white candidate and convict the dark-skinned defendant, to hire the thin woman but pay her less than the man doing the same job. It can direct us to safety when disaster strikes and move us to extraordinary acts of altruism. But it can also be manipulated to turn an ordinary person into a suicide terrorist or a group of bystanders into a mob. In a series of compulsively readable narratives, Shankar Vedantam journeys through the latest discoveries in neuroscience, psychology, and behavioral science to uncover the darkest corner of our minds and its decisive impact on the choices we make as individuals and as a society. Filled with fascinating characters, dramatic storytelling, and cutting-edge science, this is an engrossing exploration of the secrets our brains keep from us—and how they are revealed.

The Kite Runner
Author : Khaled Hosseini
Publisher : A&C Black
Release :2011-09-05
Total pages :336
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781408824856
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Over 21 million copies sold worldwide

In My Father's House
Author : Ernest J. Gaines
Publisher : Vintage
Release :2012-10-24
Total pages :224
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780307830371
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A compelling novel of a man brought to reckon with his buried past... In St. Adrienne, a small black community in Louisiana, Reverend Phillip Martin—a respected minister and civil rights leader—comes face to face with the sins of his youth in the person of Robert X, a young, unkempt stranger who arrives in town for a mysterious "meeting" with the Reverend. In the confrontation between the two, the young man's secret burden explodes into the open, and Phillip Martin begins a long-neglected journey into his youth to discover how destructive his former life was, for himself and for those around him. “…on every page there's an authentic moment, or a dead-right knot of conversation, or a truer-than-true turn of phrase…”—Kirkus Reviews