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The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

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ISBN13: 9780553263572
ISBN10: 0553263579
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"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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About the Author

Ernest Gaines is a writer-in-residence at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. His 1993 novel, A Lesson Before Dying, won the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. In 2004, he was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature. Gaines' A Lesson Before Dying was an Oprah Book Club pick in 1997.

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nancyhjohnson, May 28, 2008 (view all comments by nancyhjohnson)
This novel is written as if it were the recollections of a 110-year-old African American woman born a slave and living into the 1960s. It's both humorous and moving, and provides an interesting perspective on history, particulary the everyday life of ordinary--and extraordinary--people.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780553263572
performance Narrated:
Lynne Thigpen.
Publisher:
Bantam Books
Author:
Gaines, Ernest J.
Author:
Ernest J.Gaines
Location:
Prince Frederick, Md.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Louisiana
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Aged women
Subject:
Aged women -- Louisiana -- Fiction.
Subject:
African-American women
Subject:
Older women
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;historical fiction;slavery;african american;novel;civil rights;louisiana;biography;classic;women;racism;classics;autobiography;historical;segregation
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Bantam ed.
Edition Description:
1377411
Series:
Fiction on cassette with book
Series Volume:
18
Publication Date:
October 1982
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
6.89x4.16x.75 in. .29 lbs.
Media Run Time:
100000

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