This is the story of Marcus: bonded out of jail where he has been awaiting trial for murder, he is sent to the Hebert plantation to work in the fields. There he encounters conflict with the overseer, Sidney Bonbon, and a tale of revenge, lust and power plays out between Marcus, Bonbon, BonBon's mistress Pauline, and BonBon's wife Louise.
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"Mary Ellen Doyle gathers and makes audible the voices arising from all of Ernest J. Gaines's fiction to date - the indelible characters who inhabit the author's lifelong inspirational territory: the bayous, cane fields, and plantation homes of Louisiana's Pointe Coupee Parish. Beginning with the author's upbringing and influences on River Lake Plantation - amid the pecan trees and live oaks, the big house and the tenant quarters - this penetrating study offers close readings of Gaines's uncollected short fiction, the early collection Bloodline, and all of his novels, including The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman and the acclaimed A Lesson Before Dying."--The publisher.
The African American author discusses his life, his work, and the prejudices he experienced living in the Southern United States
''''The Dust Speck of Love'''' is about a small speck of dust that floats around in space and observes what it sees. Sometimes what it sees is beautiful, but sometimes it can't understand what it sees so it offers its observations of how things should be.
This edition of Writing America, published by the Nat. Endow. for the Arts (NEA), features the work of 50 NEA Literature Fellowship winners -- one from each state -- who paint a vivid portrait of the U.S. in the last decades of the 20th cent. They evoke the magnificent spectrum of people, places, and experiences that define America. Their biographies and personal narratives are stories in and of themselves, revealing each writer's own unique path to fulfill the call to write. The selections, which include a mix of poetry and prose, serve as inspiration to emerging writers and provide a glimpse of the tremendous vitality and diversity of contemporary American literature.
Become immersed in worlds where love is key. In these twelve stories, enjoy tales of new, unexpected, and lost love. Open the pages to discover love that fights through war, abuse, curses, death, and withstands time itself. These stories will touch your heart, make you laugh, and make you cry. Let the authors show you the many ways love can tug at your heartstrings in Love Dust.
Suzan Lori-Parks is one of America's most distinctive playwrights. Part of the Michigan Major Dramatists series, this book offers a guide to Parks' dramatic works. It traces the evolution of Parks' art from her earliest experimental pieces to the hugely popular Topdog/Underdog to her wide-ranging forays into fiction, music, and film.
The writer provokes thought envisioned in the inspiring of inner meaning, presented through a spiritual perspective. There is also a quality of sobriety in the somber realization of the ongoing battle between emotion within man from the depths of sorrow to a sense of elation. - The Charcoal in The Dust by Nadia Aftab