A Lesson Before Dying

A Lesson Before Dying

A Lesson Before Dying

“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.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Ernest J. Gaines
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2004-01-20
Total Pages : 272 Pages
ISBN : 9781400077700


A Lesson Before Dying

A Lesson Before Dying

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

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Ernest J. Gaines
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 1993
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9780375702709


A Lesson Before Dying

A Lesson Before Dying

Lavmælt og intens fortælling om en svagtbegavet neger i Louisiana omkring 1950, som uskyldig dødsdømmes, men hjælpes af den lokale lærer til i det mindste at møde døden med værdighed

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Author : Ernest J Gaines
Publisher : Ernst Klett Sprachen
Release : 2009
Total Pages : 224 Pages
ISBN : 3125798701


A Lesson Before Dying

A Lesson Before Dying

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Author : Ernest J. Gaines
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Release : 2009
Total Pages : 248 Pages
ISBN : 306032185X


A Gathering Of Old Men

A Gathering Of Old Men

A powerful depiction of racial tensions arising over the death of a Cajun farmer at the hands of a black man--set on a Louisiana sugarcane plantation in the 1970s. The Village Voice called A Gathering of Old Men “the best-written novel on Southern race relations in over a decade.”

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Ernest J. Gaines
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2012-10-31
Total Pages : 224 Pages
ISBN : 9780307830388


A Year To Live

A Year To Live

In his new book, Stephen Levine, author of the perennial best-seller Who Dies?, teaches us how to live each moment, each hour, each day mindfully--as if it were all that was left. On his deathbed, Socrates exhorted his followers to practice dying as the highest form of wisdom. Levine decided to live this way himself for a whole year, and now he shares with us how such immediacy radically changes our view of the world and forces us to examine our priorities. Most of us go to extraordinary lengths to ignore, laugh off, or deny the fact that we are going to die, but preparing for death is one of the most rational and rewarding acts of a lifetime. It is an exercise that gives us the opportunity to deal with unfinished business and enter into a new and vibrant relationship with life. Levine provides us with a year-long program of intensely practical strategies and powerful guided meditations to help with this work, so that whenever the ultimate moment does arrive for each of us, we will not feel that it has come too soon.

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Genre : Family & Relationships
Author : Stephen Levine
Publisher : Harmony
Release : 2009-10-07
Total Pages : 192 Pages
ISBN : 9780307561329


The Autobiography Of Miss Jane Pittman

The Autobiography Of Miss Jane Pittman

"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

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Ernest J. Gaines
Publisher : Bantam
Release : 2012-10-24
Total Pages : 272 Pages
ISBN : 9780307830258


A Lesson Before Dying

A Lesson Before Dying

A study guide to the popular novel offers a plot summary, a review quiz, and an examaination of important quotations, along with analysis of the key themes, motifs, characters, and symbols in the work.

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Genre : Study Aids
Author : Ernest J. Gaines
Publisher : Spark Notes
Release : 2002
Total Pages : 72 Pages
ISBN : 1586634763


Catherine Carmier

Catherine Carmier

A compelling debut love story set in a deceptively bucolic Louisiana countryside, where blacks, Cajuns, and whites maintain an uneasy coexistence--by the award-winning author of A Lesson Before Dying and The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman. After living in San Francisco for ten years, Jackson returns home to his benefactor, Aunt Charlotte. Surrounded by family and old friends, he discovers that his bonds to them have been irreparably rent by his absence. In the midst of his alienation from those around him, he falls in love with Catherine Carmier, setting the stage for conflicts and confrontations which are complex, tortuous, and universal in their implications.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Ernest J. Gaines
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2012-10-31
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9780307830340


Into The Wild

Into The Wild

"Terrifying... Eloquent... A heart-rending drama of human yearning." --New York Times In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter. How Christopher Johnson McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the Wild. Immediately after graduating from college in 1991, McCandless had roamed through the West and Southwest on a vision quest like those made by his heroes Jack London and John Muir. In the Mojave Desert he abandoned his car, stripped it of its license plates, and burned all of his cash. He would give himself a new name, Alexander Supertramp, and, unencumbered by money and belongings, he would be free to wallow in the raw, unfiltered experiences that nature presented. Craving a blank spot on the map, McCandless simply threw the maps away. Leaving behind his desperate parents and sister, he vanished into the wild. Jon Krakauer constructs a clarifying prism through which he reassembles the disquieting facts of McCandless's short life. Admitting an interst that borders on obsession, he searches for the clues to the dries and desires that propelled McCandless. Digging deeply, he takes an inherently compelling mystery and unravels the larger riddles it holds: the profound pull of the American wilderness on our imagination; the allure of high-risk activities to young men of a certain cast of mind; the complex, charged bond between fathers and sons. When McCandless's innocent mistakes turn out to be irreversible and fatal, he becomes the stuff of tabloid headlines and is dismissed for his naiveté, pretensions, and hubris. He is said to have had a death wish but wanting to die is a very different thing from being compelled to look over the edge. Krakauer brings McCandless's uncompromising pilgrimage out of the shadows, and the peril, adversity, and renunciation sought by this enigmatic young man are illuminated with a rare understanding--and not an ounce of sentimentality. Mesmerizing, heartbreaking, Into the Wild is a tour de force. The power and luminosity of Jon Krakauer's stoytelling blaze through every page.

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Genre : Travel
Author : Jon Krakauer
Publisher : Anchor
Release : 2009-09-22
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 9780307476869