Bloodline (Paperback)

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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.
STORIES INCLUDE:
A Long Day in November
The Sky Is Gray
Three Men
Bloodline
Just Like a Tree

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Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9780679781653
SKU 30317569
Format Paperback
ISBN10 067978165X
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Dimensions (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 0.5T
Author Info
Ernest J. Gaines
The oldest of 12 children, Ernest J. Gaines was born on a plantation where his parents worked in the fields--and where Gaines himself also worked from the age of nine, chopping cane for 50 cents a day. He was largely raised by his beloved disabled aunt, but at 15 he joined his mother and stepfather in California. An avid reader, he began to write, and produced a draft of his first novel when he was 16. He received a B.A. from San Francisco State in 1957, and was a Wallace Stegner Fellow in creative writing at Stanford. By the time he published his third novel, THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MISS JANE PITTMAN (1971), he had developed a critical reputation, and when the novel was filmed for TV in 1974, he attracted a wide following. His 1993 novel, A LESSON BEFORE DYING, attracted wide critical and popular acclaim. Gaines writes, in all his books, about black men and women who attempt to lead their lives with dignity in a society poisoned by racism.
Praise
"This is a good book--one which cannot be skimmed."
"In all five of these stories, the characters have depth and life....[The book] should enjoy great circulation in public libraries and among serious college students."
"Gaines knows how to create living characters and to set them against a rich and vivid background."
From the Publisher
Annotation A collection of short stories about blacks in the rural South, many of them set in Louisiana, the author's birthplace.
Editors Note 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 Ellisons Harlem or Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha County.STORIES INCLUDE: A Long Day in November, The Sky Is Gray, Three Men, Bloodline, Just Like a Tree.
Editors Note 2 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.STORIES INCLUDE:A Long Day in NovemberThe Sky Is GrayThree MenBloodlineJust Like a Tree
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0256
Publisher Vintage Books

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