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The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman by Ernest J. Gaines 0553263579 9780553263572
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The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman by Ernest J. Gaines

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 1960s. In this woman Ernest Gaines has created a legendary figure, a woman equipped to stand beside William Faulkners Dilsey in The Sound And The Fury. 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 heroines 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 all. -- Geoffrey Wolff, Newsweek. <BR>Stunning. I know of no black novel about the South that excludes quite the same refreshing mix of wit and wrath, imagination and indignation, misery and poetry. And I can recall no more memorable female character in Southern fiction since Lena of Faulkners Light In August than Miss Jane Pittman. -- Josh Greenfeld, Life

Author: Ernest J. Gaines

Language: English

Binding: Mass Market Paperback

Pages: 259

Publisher: Bantam

Publication Date: 1982-08-01

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ISBN: 0553263579

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