Gaines, Ernest J., 1933-....

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Prominent Louisiana author of several modern American novels, including AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MISS JANE PITTMAN, and writer in residence at the University of Southwestern Louisiana.

From the description of Ernest Gaines letters, 1960-1967. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 255978371

Ernest J. Gaines, a prominent African American writer, was born on Jan. 15, 1933. He grew up in the slave quarters of a plantation in Pointe Coupee, Louisiana, a place which influenced his fiction. He received his early education there in a schoolroom in a plantation church. At fifteen he moved to Vallejo, California, to live with his mother and stepfather. When he was seventeen he wrote his first novel, but it was rejected by a publisher. He later rewrote it and published it as Catherine Carmier. He served with the Army for two years and won a writing fellowship to Stanford University. Among his many published works are the novels The autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, A lesson before dying, and In my father's house. Several of his works have been made into films, most notably the television version of The autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, which aired in 1974.

From the description of Ernest Gaines Collection. (Vanderbilt University Library). WorldCat record id: 263436700

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referencedIn Dial Press. Dial Press records, 1924-1983. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Linney, Romulus, 1930-2011. A lesson before dying : typescript, 1999. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Gaines, Ernest J., 1933-. Papers, 1955- University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Edith Garland Dupre Library
referencedIn Percy, Walker, 1916-1990. Walker Percy papers, 1910-1992. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Berry, Jason. Papers 1966-1987. Tulane University, Amistad Research Center
referencedIn Doerr, Harriet. Harriet Doerr papers, 1976-2003. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Gaines, Ernest J., 1933-. Ernest Gaines letters, 1960-1967. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
creatorOf Gaines, Ernest J., 1933-. Ernest Gaines Collection. Vanderbilt University Library, Jean and Alexander Heard Library
referencedIn Dial Press records, 1924-1983 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Harriet Doerr Papers, 1976-1996 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
referencedIn Ferris, William R. William R. Ferris collection, 1919s-2003 (names A-G). University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Simpson, Lewis P. Lewis P. Simpson papers, 1923-2004 (bulk 1980-2000). Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
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associatedWith Berry, Jason. person
associatedWith Blaisdell, Gus. person
associatedWith Dial Press. corporateBody
associatedWith Doerr, Harriet. person
associatedWith Ferris, William R. person
associatedWith Linney, Romulus, 1930-2011. person
associatedWith Oppenheimer, Dorothea. person
associatedWith Percy, Walker, 1916-1990. person
associatedWith Simpson, Lewis P. person
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African Americans in literature
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African American authors
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Birth 1933-01-15

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