Catherine Carmier

Author: Ernest J. Gaines
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307830349
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By the author of A Lesson Before Dying and The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, Catherine Carmier is a compelling love story set in a deceptively bucolic Louisiana countryside, where blacks, Cajuns, and whites maintain an uneasy ...

Porch Talk With Ernest Gaines

Author: Marcia Gaudet
Publisher: LSU Press
ISBN: 9780807126080
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CW: Not quantitatively, but qualitatively. GAINES: Well, I just try to write better
every day. CW: Are there things you wanted to do in terms of technique, or style,
or subject matter, or theme, or whatever that you wanted to do? GAINES: I think
that in every book I can develop something more. I think I'd write Catherine
Carmier a larger book. As a matter of fact, I tried to do that until Wallace Stegner
and several others told me to cut it down because — Malcolm Cowley as well —
the action of ...

A Lesson Before Dying

Author: Ernest J. Gaines
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
ISBN: 1847655440
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A Lesson Before Dying is a richly compassionate and deeply moving novel, the story of a young black man sentenced to death for a murder he did not commit, and a teacher who hopes to ease his burden before the execution.

Voices From The Quarters

Author: Mary Ellen Doyle
Publisher: LSU Press
ISBN: 9780807129104
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WHEN ERNEST GAINES turned the "little stream" of his adolescent efforts into "
Catherine," named for Hemingway's heroine and a girl he himself had loved, he
wrote an immense manuscript including all he knew of the culture and people of
his boyhood. His editor insisted he cut that to the love story of Jackson Bradley
and Catherine Carmier.1 The finished novel, Catherine Cormier, however, is
much more than a love story, as its critics have recognized. Their descriptions
focus on ...

African American Writers

Author: Philip Bader
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438107838
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... Gaines enrolled at San Francisco State College (now University) and received
his bachelor's degree in 1957. In 1956, while a student at San Francisco State,
Gaines published his first work, a short story, in the school literary magazine. He
was accepted to Stanford University in 1958 on a Wallace Steg- ner creative
writing fellowship, and turned his attention away from short fiction to the novel he
had begun as a teenager. The novel, Catherine Carmier,was finally published in

The Black American Short Story In The 20th Century

Author: Peter Bruck
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9060320859
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In the next year Dial Press brought out the first of his published novels, Catherine
Carmier, which was followed by Of Love and Dust, i n 1967. With the appearance
of The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman he became known to a wider public.
Bloodline, his only collection of short stories, appeared in 1968. Ernest Gaines is
the winner of several literary awards and fellowships. The setting of Gaines' story
" A Long Day in November," the first i n his anthology,1 i s the rural South of the ...

Dark Symphony

Author: James A. Emanuel
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0029095409
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The following year, he received the Joseph Henry Jackson Literary Award for
creative writing. He completed his first novel, Barren Summer, in 1963. Although
some of his stories were beginning to appear in Negro Digest, and elsewhere by
that time, no collection of them appeared before Bloodline (1968). His first-
published novel was Catherine Carmier (1964). His second, Of Love and Dust (
1967), was brought out while he was at work in San Francisco on Bloodline.
Gaines believes ...

Ernest J Gaines

Author: EPUB 2-3
Publisher: Infobase Learning
ISBN: 1438149182
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A photo of the blues musician Lightnin' Hopkins. The lyrics from his song "Mr. Tim
Moore's Farm" inspired Ernest J. Gaines to write his novel Of Love and Dust.
Source: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images. Just seven months later, Gaines
had a completed novel, Of Love and Dust. The book tells the story of Marcus, a
young black man who, instead of being sent to prison, accepts being bonded to a
white plantation owner, who treats him as his slave. Like Jackson in Catherine
Carmier, ...

Celebrated African American Novelists

Author: Amy Graham
Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 9781598451382
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9 Gaines gave himself ten years to make it as a writer.10 He turned down a
teaching job so that he could focus on his writing. He took jobs to earn some
much-needed money. He worked at the post office. He set type at a print shop.
He washed dishes. And then in 1964, seven years after college, he published his
first novel, Catherine Carmier. It was another version of the same story he had
sent to the publisher in New York at age sixteen. It was a love story between a
black man and a ...

A Reader S Companion To The Short Story In English

Author: Erin Fallon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135976228
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After service in the army, he went to San Francisco State and Stanford
universities, where he met open-minded, encouraging teachers. He studied
Faulkner, Hemingway, and the Russians, from whom he says that he learned not
the content of his stories, but methods of writing. The schools' literary magazines
published his first short stories. Stanford was followed by ten years of part-time
work and writing, with publication of four stories in literary journals, Catherine
Carmier in 1964, ...