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A Lesson Before Dying

A Lesson Before Dying

by Ernest J. Gaines

In all my stories and novels, no one ever escapes Louisiana.

Works Cited

Excerpts from A LESSON BEFORE DYING by Ernest J. Gaines, copyright ©1993 by Ernest J. Gaines. Used by permission of Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Random House, Inc.

Ferris, Bill. "Meeting Ernest Gaines." July/August 1998. Online Posting. Humanities, Volume 19/Number 4. 20 August 2007.

Gaines, Ernest J. A Lesson Before Dying. New York: Random House, 1993.

---. Interview with Dan Stone for The Big Read. 16 August 2007.

---. Mozart and Leadbelly: Stories and Essays. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2005.

Lowe, John, ed. Conversations with Ernest Gaines. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 1995.


Writer: David Kipen for the National Endowment for the Arts

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