Author and Louisiana native Ernest J. Gaines gave an immortal voice to the people of his early life through his tales of the old South. ERNEST J. GAINES: LOUISIANA STORIES is a memory-filled journey from the land of dirt roads, magnolias and majestic oak trees to San Francisco and back again. Gaines' reminisces about growing up on a plantation and reflects on a successful career which has spanned more than 40 years. The program also contains comments from other writers and scholars, as well as passages from his acclaimed works, including The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1971), A Gathering of Old Men (1983) and In My Father's House (1978).
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Length: 57 minutes