GREAT NEWS! Drag images here or select from your computer for Ernest J. Gaines memorial. Enter a valid email address and a feedback message. I thought you might like to see a memorial for Ernest J. Gaines I found on Findagrave.com. Try again. When he was fifteen, he moved to California to join his mother and stepfather, because his Louisiana parish had no high school for African Americans. degree from, This page was last edited on 12 October 2020, at 00:38. His parents, Manuel and Adrienne worked as sharecroppers on the same plantation their ancestors had labored as slaves. Error rating book. Translation on Find a Grave is an ongoing project. Previously sponsored memorials or famous memorials will not have this option. Make sure that the file is a photo. He is known for penning the acclaimed novels "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman" (1971), "A Gathering of Old Men" (1983) and "A Lesson Before Dying" (1993). Ernest J. Gaines was a novelist, short story writer, and teacher. Please try again later. This memorial has been copied to your clipboard.
Gaines attended St. Augustine Catholic School until he moved to Vallejo, California in 1948 to live with his mother and stepfather. The fictive world of Ernest J. Gaines, as well as certain technical aspects of his works, might be compared to that of William Faulkner. His parents worked on the plantation, and he grew up in the plantation quarter. , Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence, Sidney Lanier Prize for Southern Literature, Membership discrimination in California social clubs, "Ernest Gaines has died at his home in Pointe Coupee Parish", "Writer Tends Land Where Ancestors Were Slaves", "Author Ernest Gaines comes home to where his ancestors were enslaved", "Famed Louisiana author Ernest Gaines dies", "Same-Sex Intimacy in Fiction About Southern Plantations", "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman - Awards", "Ernest J. Gaines Biography and Interview", "The Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence", The Ernest J. Gaines Center at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Teaching Materials for Works by Ernest J. Gaines, Interview with Gaines: "Going Home: the transcript", "'Pray if You Want To:' A Reevaluation of Religion in the Fiction of Ernest J. Gaines", The Musicians of the United States Military, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ernest_J._Gaines&oldid=983058578, Chevaliers of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, Members of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, People from Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana, University of Louisiana at Lafayette faculty, United States National Medal of Arts recipients, 21st-century American short story writers, Short description is different from Wikidata, Wikipedia articles with BIBSYS identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SELIBR identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SNAC-ID identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SUDOC identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WorldCat identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, The F. Scott Fitzgerald Award for Achievement in American Literature award that is given annually in, Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters (L.H.D.) Gaines was a MacArthur Foundation fellow, inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters, awarded the National Humanities Medal and the National Medal of Arts, and inducted into the French Order of Arts and Letters as a Chevalier. Ernest J Gaines was born on January 15, 1933, on River Lake Plantation in the small south Louisiana town of Oscar in Pointe Coupee Parish. Learn more about Gaines’s life and work. ... After his parents divorced, his mother remarried, and Gaines became the oldest in a mixed family … Four of his works were made into television movies.. A system error has occurred. Ernest J. Gaines was born on the 15 January 1933in Oscar, Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana on the River Lake Plantation.
He became among the greatest writers of his generation. To view a photo in more detail or edit captions for photos you added, click the photo to open the photo viewer. You have chosen this person to be their own family member. He was a writer, known for A Lesson Before Dying (1999), The Sky Is Gray (1980) and The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974). Ernest J. Gaines died Nov. 5, 2019, in Oscar, Louisiana. In 1996, Gaines spent a full semester as a visiting professor at the University of Rennes in France, where he taught the first creative writing class ever offered in the French university system.
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He began working the fields when he was nine, digging potatoes for fifty cents a day. Try again later. Discover what happened on this day. , Gaines died from natural causes at his home on November 5, 2019. Ernest J Gaines was born on January 15, 1933, on River Lake Plantation in the small south Louisiana town of Oscar in Pointe Coupee Parish. In 2013, Gaines was awarded the National Medal of Arts. You need a Find a Grave account to add things to this site. Born to a sharecropping family, Ernest James Gaines was picking cotton in the fields by age nine and … He was the son of Adrian Jefferson and Manuel Gaines. He was born into a family that picked cotton on land along False River. , In the final years of his life, Gaines lived on Louisiana Highway 1 in Oscar, Louisiana, where he and his wife built a home on part of the old plantation where he grew up. Schooling for African-American children did not continue beyond the eighth grade during this time in Pointe Coupee Parish.. Verify and try again. Oops, we were unable to send the email. Please note: You are asking volunteers to find and take a photo of the headstone. Four of his works have been made into television movies. , A book award established by donors of the Baton Rouge Area Foundation in 2007 to honor Gaines' legacy and encourage rising African-American fiction writers. Add to your scrapbook. When the children were not picking cotton in the fields, a visiting teacher came for five to six months of the year to provide basic education. He was the eldest of 12 children, raised by his aunt, who was crippled and had to crawl to get around the house. Ernest J. Gaines was born in 1933 on the River Lake plantation in Pointe Coupe Parish, Louisiana, the setting for most of his fiction; he was the fifth generation in his family to … Please try again later. The email does not appear to be a valid email address. Please complete the captcha to let us know you are a real person. Failed to remove flower.
An email has been sent to the person who requested the photo informing them that you have fulfilled their request. Please reset your password. He was a writer, known for A Lesson Before Dying (1999), The Sky Is Gray (1980) and The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974). Gaines was a MacArthur Foundation fellow, was awarded the National Humanities Medal, and was inducted into the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Order of Arts and Letters) as a Chevalier. Author Ernest J. Gaines was born on January 15, 1933 in Oscar, Louisiana to Manuel Gaines and Adrienne Jefferson Gaines. Becoming a Find a Grave member is fast, easy and FREE. To suggest a change to a cemetery page, visit the Cemetery Corrections forum.
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