The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

Ernest J. Gaines

Published by The Dial Press, 1971
ISBN 10: 0718110951 / ISBN 13: 9780718110956
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Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Bookseller Inventory # 2630817943

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Synopsis: Dust jacket design by Mike McGiver. His fourth book. The story of a black woman and her survival of slavery and her eventual triumph over it. It was made into a TV movie broadcast in 1974. It starred Cicely Tyson.

From the Publisher: "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. In this woman Ernest Gaines has created a legendary figure, a woman equipped to stand beside William Faulkner's 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 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 all." -- Geoffrey Wolff, Newsweek.

"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 Faulkner's Light In August than Miss Jane Pittman." -- Josh Greenfeld, Life

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Title: The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
Publisher: The Dial Press
Publication Date: 1971
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: GOOD

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