Voices from the Quarters: The Fiction of Ernest J. Gaines

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LSU Press, Aug 1, 2003 - Literary Criticism - 245 pages
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Drawing on extensive research and conversations and interviews with Gaine's relatives and friends in River Lake Plantation, Louisiana, Mary Ellen Doyle offers a lively and illuminating study of the scope of Gaine's work, from his previously unexamined short fiction through his popular novels.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Uncollected Short Stories
25
Bloodline
45
Catherine Cormier
78
Of Love and Dust
107
The Autobiography of Miss fane Pittman
130
Jn My Fathers House
154
A Gathering of Old Men
175
A Lesson Beore Dying
203
Conclusion
234
Index
243
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About the author (2003)

Mary Ellen Doyle is a member of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, and her previous publications on Ernest Gaines include interviews, essays, and an annotated bibliography. She has taught African American literature since 1967 and currently divides her time between teaching at Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky, writing, and religious ministry.

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