Tuesday, November 07, 2006

A Lesson Before Dying

I'm re-reading A Lesson Before Dying, Ernest J. Gaines's masterpiece about a Southern school teacher who is asked by his aunt to help a poor young black man face the death penalty like a man.

The links above give you a good review of Gaines's book and a [not so] brief biographical note about Gaines himself.

Here's are links to the Spark Notes and to a description of the film that stars Don Cheadle.

Here's a picture of Gaines looking quite pleasant and agreeable:

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