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Critical reflections on the fiction of Ernest J. Gaines

Author: David C Estes
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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These essays examine the themes and techniques in the work of the African-American writer Ernest Gaines. Because his work is so deeply rooted in his native south Louisiana, many of the essays explore the relationships between Gaines's writing and the culture of the area.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Ernest J Gaines; Ernest J Gaines; Ernest J Gaines; Ernest J Gaines; Ernest J Gaines
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David C Estes
ISBN: 0820316075 9780820316079
OCLC Number: 28375218
Description: vi, 282 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Of machines and men: pastoralism in Gaines's fiction / Frank W. Shelton --
Creole and Singaleese: disruptive caste in Catherine Carmier and A gathering of old men / Joseph Griffin --
Bloodlines and patriarchs: Of love and dust and its revisions of Faulkner / David Lionel Smith --
The pulse of Bloodline / Robert M. Luscher --
The autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman as a fictional edited autobiography / Mary Ellen Doyle --
A "slow-to-anger" people: The autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman as historical fiction / Keith E. Byerman --
Voice and perspective in the film adaptations of Gaines's fiction / Mark J. Charney --
Black women: race, gender, and culture in Gaines's fiction / Marcia Gaudet --
"Haunted by the idea": fathers and sons in In my father's house and A gathering of old men / Daniel White --
Image, act, and identity in In my father's house / Karla F.C. Holloway --
Strong men getting stronger: Gaines's defense of the elderly black male in A gathering of old men / Sandra G. Shannon --
"The sound of my people talking": folk humor in A gathering of old men / Milton Rickels and Patricia Rickels --
Gaines's humor: race and laughter / David C. Estes --
Old-fashioned modernism: "the changing same" in A lesson before dying / Valerie Babb.
Responsibility: edited by David C. Estes.

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