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Mozart and Leadbelly : stories and essays

Author: Ernest J Gaines
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: Biography
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gaines, Ernest J., 1933-
Mozart and Leadbelly.
New York : Knopf, 2005
(OCoLC)607615796
Online version:
Gaines, Ernest J., 1933-
Mozart and Leadbelly.
New York : Knopf, 2005
(OCoLC)607781271
Named Person: Ernest J Gaines; Ernest J Gaines
Material Type: Biography, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ernest J Gaines
ISBN: 1400044723 9781400044726
OCLC Number: 57429316
Description: xxii, 158 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Essays: Miss Jane and I --
Mozart and Leadbelly --
A very big order: reconstructing identity --
Bloodline in ink --
Aunty and the black experience in Louisiana --
Writing A lesson before dying --
Stories: Christ walked down Market Street --
The turtles --
Boy in the double-breasted suit --
Mary Louise --
My grandpa and the haint --
In his own words: Ernest J. Gaines in conversation --
A literary salon: oyster/shrimp po'boys, chardonnay, and conversation with Ernest J. Gaines: Ernest J. Gaines, Marcia Gaudet, and Darrell Bourque.
Responsibility: Ernest J. Gaines ; compiled and edited by Marcia Gaudet and Reggie Young.
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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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An Author Tells His Own Writing Story

by ricklibrarian (WorldCat user published 2005-12-24) Very Good Permalink
Ernest J. Gaines might be called a perfectionist because he writes and rewrites his novels over many years. It took him seven years to write A Lesson Before Dying, and he rewrote The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman from several perspectives before submitting it to his publisher. As a result of his...
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