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by Ernest J. Gaines

  • ISBN: 0385342780
  • Category: Genre Fiction
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Ernest J. Gaines
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback; Reprint edition (January 27, 2009)
  • Pages: 272
  • ePub book: 1396 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1295 kb
  • Other: mbr lit azw txt
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 550

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The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman is a 1971 novel by Ernest J. Gaines. The story depicts the struggles of African Americans as seen through the eyes of the narrator, a woman named Jane Pittman. She tells of the major events of her life from the.

The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman is a 1971 novel by Ernest J. She tells of the major events of her life from the time she was a young slave girl in the American South at the end of the Civil War. The novel was dramatized in a TV movie in 1974, starring Cicely Tyson.

Ernest Gaines may just be the best black writer in America. RL4, IL age 5 and up. The autobiography of miss jane pittman. A Bantam Book, published by arrangement with The Dial Press. He is so good, in fact, that he makes the category seem meaningless. Melvin Maddocks, Time. 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.

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 al. - Geoffrey Wolff, Newsweek.

Ernest J. Gaines filled The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman with so much historical content, and the voice of Jane Pittman carried such a sense of truth, that upon its original publication, many people thought the novel was non-fiction

Ernest J. Gaines filled The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman with so much historical content, and the voice of Jane Pittman carried such a sense of truth, that upon its original publication, many people thought the novel was non-fiction. Gaines said, "Some people have asked me whether or not The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman is fiction or nonfiction. When Dial Press first sent it out, they did not put "a novel" on the galleys or on the dustjacket, so a lot of people had the feeling that it could have been real.

Электронная книга "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman", Ernest J. Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman" для чтения в офлайн-режиме. Gaines, who wrote of the inner struggle for dignity among Southern black people before the civil rights era in The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman and other acclaimed novels, died on Tuesday at his home in Oscar, La. He was 86. His death was announced by the University o. .

Mr. Gaines, who spent his early years on a Louisiana plantation, captured the lives and strivings of those he had grown up with in a time of limited opportunities and oppressive racism. Many of the adults he knew in childhood had little education, giving him an accidental.

I watched the ground getting blacker and more damp. With the sun straight up we came to the bayou that I knowed we had been headed toward for so long. le on my head, Ned on my hip. The water came up to my knees most the time, and sometimes it even got high as my waist. How I made it over only the Lord knows. But I made it and found a good place to sit down and rest. By the time I had rested, my dress had dried out, and we started walking again. We came in another thicket where they had had plenty fighting.

Gaines, Ernest . 1933-. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

Four years later, Miss Jane Pittman established Gaines as a literary master of American fiction. A work of historical fiction, the Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman takes place in rural Louisiana. Since then, he has won numerous awards, including a National Books Critic Circle Award and a MacArthur "genius" grant, and has published several collections of short stories and several novels.

Miss Jane Pittman. She is one of the most unforgettable heroines in American fiction, a woman whose life has come to symbolize the struggle for freedom, dignity, and justice. Ernest J. Gaines’s now-classic novel—written as an autobiography—spans one hundred years of Miss Jane’s remarkable life, from her childhood as a slave on a Louisiana plantation to the Civil Rights era of the 1960s. It is a story of courage and survival, history, bigotry, and hope—as seen through the eyes of a woman who lived through it all. A historical tour de force, a triumph of fiction, Miss Jane’s eloquent narrative brings to life an important story of race in America—and stands as a landmark work for our time.

Comments

Ynonno Ynonno
I put off reading this classic novel for many years, thinking it would be a kind of sentimental horror journey. How wrong I was. This is the first book I've read in which the subject, told through the eyes of a slave - several slaves, in fact - is a portrait of the south during slavery and the decades after it that comes through as honest and real. The lives spun out are extraordinary - white as well as black. And the sense of equal human beings struggling with life in an unequal society is the most extraordinary touch of all. Even the best of the books I've read by white authors set in slave times in the US, and with slave characters, have a kind of emotional discombobulation that keeps a palpable barrier between black and white characters. In this book the barrier of slavery is there, but the human reality of every man and woman on each side of it is powerful. There is no subtle textual hint that says, always, "this person is a black slave, a poor victim; this person is a white owner, a beast." Instead, each person lives out his role in his particularity, and almost always with the dignity most of us strive for, whatever twisted culture we're in. I will probably edit this review when the book has done its cooking in my brain - when, I trust, the richness of the book may rise more readily to my pen.
Ariurin Ariurin
This was one of the easiest flowing books I've read in a very long time. The characters were believable. I'm from Louisiana and I saw my grandmother in this book. I read words I hadn't seen or heard (in my head) in a very long time. My aunt and I talked about the book over the phone for a very long time. She said she had read it 3 times already and was going to read it again. True it was sad in many parts, but most of all it was like reading the best history book ever!!!
Dagdalas Dagdalas
The voice of Miss Jane Pittman describes another place and time that most people today are unfamiliar with. I felt I was there with the characters observing their struggles and triumphs. It was thought provoking as well as informative.. As events unfolded, i admired the dignity and courage of Miss Jane and others and hoped i would have had even a small measure of quality of character displayed by Miss Jane and some of those around her in the most difficult of situations A good read.
Daigami Daigami
You could not find a better time than now to read this book. Raw and horrific in its telling of how black people were treated it will break your heart. It will also make you determined that ALL people - regardless of the color of their skin or their religion - deserve kindness and equality.
Rleillin Rleillin
Good. Good. Great! A real eye-opener. I lived trough some of these times, read and watched the news while securely rearing my children in a secure, gang-free New Jersey area. Also visited friends and relatives in Virginia and Mississippi; I actually remember seeing some of those "white-black" bathroom signs in my travels thru the south. Didn't give them much thought at the time because they "just were." This book brought back those old news items to memory and made me wonder why I did not care more at the time. Well researched and well written.
Nekora Nekora
As usual with Gaines it is a tad slow but excellently written and once into the rhythm of the writing is quite riveting. it really is an excellent portrayal of racism, as we Australians think we understand it, in the "deep South". I am sure Gaines understands the topic better than a white Australian (but we have our "deep South" with our Aboriginal population as well so no judgements, just appreciation of the subject and the brilliant way in which Gaines again presents it.) It is as good as "A lesson before Dying. I have really enjoyed both books!
Alsalar Alsalar
The author brilliantly brought Jane Pittman to life. Even as a little girl, you felt you could touch her. Her spirit grew, in spite of the oppression and hatred around her, and she remained: optimistic, adventuresome, vulnerable and committed to her ideals throughout her one hundred plus years. I also loved this book because of the author's ability to track the dangers and heartaches of life as enslaved people moved from chattel to "freedom".
I just now got around to reading this! It's my policy to read the book before seeing the movie--and THIS movie was made so many years ago! I'm usually glad I waited; now having enjoyed the book, I'll see if the movie stands up to the high praise it was given when it came out.
Jane's voice and dialect took a little deciphering, but it rings of the truth for the times. Though 'freed' she basically had to settle for a different servitude, still under 'Massa's' thumb, living in the Jim Crow south. Only in the triumphant though painful end does she realize her true power.