A Lesson Before Dying

A Lesson Before Dying
Author: Ernest J. Gaines
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2004-01-20
ISBN 10: 1400077702
ISBN 13: 9781400077700
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Lesson Before Dying Book Review:

“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

A Lesson Before Dying
Author: Ernest J. Gaines
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 256
Release: 1993
ISBN 10: 0375702709
ISBN 13: 9780375702709
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Lesson Before Dying Book Review:

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

A Lesson Before Dying

A Lesson Before Dying
Author: Ernest J Gaines
Publsiher: Ernst Klett Sprachen
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9783125798700
ISBN 13: 3125798701
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Lesson Before Dying Book Review:

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

A lesson before dying

A lesson before dying
Author: Ernest J. Gaines
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9783060321858
ISBN 13: 306032185X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Gathering of Old Men

A Gathering of Old Men
Author: Ernest J. Gaines
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2012-10-31
ISBN 10: 0307830381
ISBN 13: 9780307830388
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Gathering of Old Men Book Review:

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.”

The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
Author: Ernest J. Gaines
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2012-10-24
ISBN 10: 030783025X
ISBN 13: 9780307830258
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman Book Review:

"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

Catherine Carmier

Catherine Carmier
Author: Ernest J. Gaines
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2012-10-31
ISBN 10: 0307830349
ISBN 13: 9780307830340
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Catherine Carmier Book Review:

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.

A Lesson Before Dying

A Lesson Before Dying
Author: Ernest J. Gaines
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780733617140
ISBN 13: 073361714X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Lesson Before Dying Book Review:

A LESSON BEFORE DYING is set in a small Cajun community in the late 1940s. Jefferson, a young black man, is an unwitting party to a liquor store shootout in which three men are killed; the only survivor, he is convicted of murder and sentenced to death. Grant Wiggins, who left his hometown for university, has returned to the plantation school to teach. As he struggles with his decision whether to stay or escape to another state, his aunt and Jefferson's godmother persuade home to visit Jefferson in his cell and impart his learning and pride to Jefferson before his death. In the end, the two men forge a bond as they both come to understand the simple heroism of resisting - and defying - the expected. Ernest J. Gaines brings to this novel the same rich sense of place, the same deep understanding of the human psyche, and the same compassion for a people and their struggle that have informed his previous, highly praised works of fiction.

A Year to Live

A Year to Live
Author: Stephen Levine
Publsiher: Harmony
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2009-10-07
ISBN 10: 0307561321
ISBN 13: 9780307561329
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Year to Live Book Review:

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.

A Lesson Before Dying

A Lesson Before Dying
Author: Ernest J. Gaines
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 76
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9783425095219
ISBN 13: 3425095218
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Mozart and Leadbelly

Mozart and Leadbelly
Author: Ernest J. Gaines
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2007-12-18
ISBN 10: 0307426955
ISBN 13: 9780307426956
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mozart and Leadbelly Book Review:

The beloved author of the classic, best-selling novel A Lesson Before Dying shares the inspirations behind his books and his reasons for becoming a writer in this collection of stories and essays. Told in the simple and powerful prose that is a hallmark of his craft, these writings by Ernest J. Gaines faithfully evoke the sorrows and joys of rustic Southern life. From his depiction of his childhood move to California — a move that propelled him to find books that conjured the sights, smells, and locution of his native Louisiana home — to his description of the real-life murder case that gave him the idea for his masterpiece; this wonderful collection is a revelation of both man and writer.

Of Love and Dust

Of Love and Dust
Author: Ernest J. Gaines
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2012-10-24
ISBN 10: 0307830357
ISBN 13: 9780307830357
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Of Love and Dust Book Review:

This is the story of Marcus: bonded out of jail where he has been awaiting trial for murder, he is sent to the Hebert plantation to work in the fields. There he encounters conflict with the overseer, Sidney Bonbon, and a tale of revenge, lust and power plays out between Marcus, Bonbon, BonBon's mistress Pauline, and BonBon's wife Louise.

A Lesson Before Dying

A Lesson Before Dying
Author: Romulus Linney
Publsiher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
Total Pages: 56
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9780822217855
ISBN 13: 0822217856
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Lesson Before Dying Book Review:

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

A Lesson Before Dying

A Lesson Before Dying
Author: Ernest J. Gaines
Publsiher: Spark Notes
Total Pages: 72
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9781586634766
ISBN 13: 1586634763
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Lesson Before Dying Book Review:

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.

The Topic of Education in Ernest J Gaines Novel A Lesson Before Dying

The Topic of Education in Ernest J  Gaines  Novel  A Lesson Before Dying
Author: Birgit Wilpers
Publsiher: GRIN Verlag
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2011-01
ISBN 10: 3640803027
ISBN 13: 9783640803026
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Topic of Education in Ernest J Gaines Novel A Lesson Before Dying Book Review:

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.

Into the Wild

Into the Wild
Author: Jon Krakauer
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2009-09-22
ISBN 10: 0307476863
ISBN 13: 9780307476869
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Into the Wild Book Review:

"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.

The Tragedy of Brady Sims

The Tragedy of Brady Sims
Author: Ernest J. Gaines
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 114
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 0525434461
ISBN 13: 9780525434467
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tragedy of Brady Sims Book Review:

A courthouse shooting leads a young reporter to uncover the long story of race and power in his small town and the relationship between the white sheriff and the black man who "whipped children" to keep order--in the final novella by the beloved Ernest J. Gaines. After Brady Sims pulls out a gun in a courtroom and shoots his own son, who has just been convicted of robbery and murder, he asks only to be allowed two hours before he'll give himself up to the sheriff. When the editor of the local newspaper asks his cub reporter to dig up a "human interest" story about Brady, he heads for the town's barbershop. It is the barbers and the regulars who hang out there who narrate with empathy, sadness, humor, and a profound understanding the life story of Brady Sims--an honorable, just, and unsparing man who with his tough love had been handed the task of keeping the black children of Bayonne, Louisiana in line to protect them from the unjust world in which they lived. And when his own son makes a fateful mistake, it is up to Brady to carry out the necessary reckoning. In the telling, we learn the story of a small southern town, divided by race, and the black community struggling to survive even as many of its inhabitants head off northwards during the Great Migration.

Why We Sleep

Why We Sleep
Author: Matthew Walker
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2017-10-03
ISBN 10: 1501144316
ISBN 13: 9781501144318
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why We Sleep Book Review:

"Sleep is one of the most important but least understood aspects of our life, wellness, and longevity ... An explosion of scientific discoveries in the last twenty years has shed new light on this fundamental aspect of our lives. Now ... neuroscientist and sleep expert Matthew Walker gives us a new understanding of the vital importance of sleep and dreaming"--Amazon.com.

A Lesson Before Dying Teacher Guide

A Lesson Before Dying Teacher Guide
Author: Novel Units, Inc. Staff,Pat Watson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 36
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9781581307429
ISBN 13: 158130742X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Lesson Before Dying Teacher Guide Book Review:

Presents resources for teaching Ernest J. Gaines's "A Lesson Before Dying" to high school students, including a summary, author profile, pre-reading and culminating activities, vocabulary exercises, discussion questions, and activities for each chapter.

So Long and Thanks for All the Fish

So Long  and Thanks for All the Fish
Author: Douglas Adams
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2009-09-01
ISBN 10: 0330513176
ISBN 13: 9780330513173
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

So Long and Thanks for All the Fish Book Review:

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish is the fourth installment in Douglas Adams' bestselling cult classic, the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 'trilogy'. This edition includes exclusive bonus material from the Douglas Adams archives, and an introduction by Neil Gaiman. There is a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. It's not an easy thing to do, and Arthur Dent thinks he's the only human who's been able to master this nifty little trick – until he meets Fenchurch, the woman of his dreams. Fenchurch once realized how the world could be made a good and happy place. Unfortunately, she's forgotten. Convinced that the secret lies within God's Final Message to His Creation, they go in search of it. And, in a dramatic break with tradition, actually find it . . . Follow Arthur Dent's galactic (mis)adventures in the last of the 'trilogy of five', Mostly Harmless.