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Title Ernest J. Gaines : conversations / edited by Marcia Gaudet.
Author Gaines, Ernest J., 1933-2019, interviewee.
Publication Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2019]
Description xiii, 218 pages ; 24 cm.
Call # 813 G
Series Literary conversations series
Literary conversations series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Interview with Ernest J. Gaines / Bernard Magnier -- A gathering of old men: an interview with Ernest J. Gaines -- Raphael Lambert and Claude Julien -- A melus interview: Ernest J. Gaines / Wolfgang Lepschy -- An interview with Ernest J. Gaines / Allen Gee -- An interview with Ernest J. Gaines / Jennifer Levasseur and Kevin Rabalais -- Talking with Ernest J. Gaines: religion, spirituality, and belief / Marcia Gaudet -- The last regionalist?: an interview with Ernest J. Gaines / Rose Anne Brister -- A lesson for living / Dale Brown -- The influence of multi-art forms on the fiction of Ernest J. Gaines / Marcia Gaudet and Darrell Bourque -- 'What men dream about doing': a conversation with Ernest J. Gaines / Wiley Cash -- The Scribe of River Lake Plantation: a conversation with Ernest J. Gaines / Anne Gray Brown -- Working from home: an interview with Ernest J. Gaines / E. Richard and Marcia Gaudet -- Interview with Ernest J. Gaines, Part I / Dominique Audiat -- Interview with Ernest J. Gaines, Part II -- Dominique Audiat -- The tragedy of Brady Sims and other works: an interview with Ernest J. Gaines / Marcia Gaudet.
Summary "As the acclaimed author of The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman and A Lesson Before Dying, Ernest J. Gaines (b. 1933) has been publishing stories and novels for more than sixty years. His brilliant portrayals of race, community, and culture in rural south Louisiana have made him one of the most respected and beloved living American writers. Ernest J. Gaines: Conversations brings together the author's own thoughts and words in interviews that range from 1994 to 2017, discussing his life, his work, and his literary legacy. The interviews cover all of Gaines's works, including his two latest books, Mozart and Leadbelly: Stories and Essays (2005) and The Tragedy of Brady Sims (2017). The book provides a retrospective of his work from the viewpoint of a senior writer, now eighty-five years old, and gives an important international perspective on Gaines and his work. Among the many things Gaines discusses in his interviews are the recurrent themes in his works: the search for manhood, the importance of personal responsibility and standing with dignity, the problems of fathers and sons, and the challenges of race and racism in America. He examines his fictional world and his strong sense of place, his role as teacher and mentor, the importance of strong women in his life, and the influence of spirituality, religion, and music on his work. He also talks about storytelling, the nature of narrative, writing as a journey, and how he sees himself as a storyteller." -- Provided by publisher.
Subject Gaines, Ernest J., 1933-2019 -- Interviews.
Authors, American -- Louisiana -- 20th century -- Interviews.
Gaines, Ernest J., 1933- (OCoLC)fst00004812
Authors, American. (OCoLC)fst00821764
Louisiana. (OCoLC)fst01207035
1900-1999
Genre Interviews. (OCoLC)fst01423832
Interviews.
Addl. Author Gaudet, Marcia G., editor.
Related To Online version: Gaines, Ernest J., 1933- interviewee. Ernest J. Gaines Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2019] 9781496822192 (DLC) 2018046556
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