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A Lesson Before Dying (Oprah's Book Club) (1993 original; edició 1994)

de Ernest J. Gaines (Autor)

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A frustrated teacher in a southern town, whose education is being underutilized, finds his own purpose in helping bring meaning to the last days of a young man due to be executed. In teaching one person to die with dignity, he redeems himself.
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Títol:A Lesson Before Dying (Oprah's Book Club)
Autors:Ernest J. Gaines (Autor)
Informació:Vintage (1997), Edition: 1, 256 pages
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A Lesson Before Dying de Ernest J. Gaines (1993)

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I finished this book and wept. I can't believe it doesn't have better reviews. Yes, the narrator was impossibly whiney, but liking him wasn't important. There are a lot of privileged jerks who are whiney, so it was completely believable to me. He wasn't supposed to be likable any more than the book was supposed to make you feel good. I was exhausted after finishing it. ( )
  GiGiGo | Feb 5, 2021 |
I'm not sure what to say about this one. There are pretty obvious parallels to Wright's Native Son, but I've read that Gaines has shrugged off any kinship of his work to Wright's. It was, as the back cover says, moving. It made me feel ashamed to be a white man with the white man's legacy, but in the end there seems to be a sort of hope (if not one that racism in America in recent years has borne out). It strikes me as an important book. ( )
  dllh | Jan 6, 2021 |
Attempts to show the injustice to Blacks. The whites feeling that Blacks are subhuman, the total segregation splitting the town, the need for them as field workers more important. Although Grant is trying to educate, he questions himself on the worth of it knowing that even as an educated man is is still inferior. He visits his aunt’s son in prison attempting to make him realize he is a man and not the hog the whites called him. The town people realize that everyone should have a feeling of worth. Questions the religious beliefs held by his people. Clear descriptions of preparation for an electric chair death. ( )
  kshydog | Dec 13, 2020 |
A story about an African-American teacher who is just trying to do the right thing, while a black man is suffering in prison after receiving a death sentence. A very throughout provoking read. ( )
  allysonpuri | Nov 28, 2020 |
One of my daughters read this for her AP Lit class in high school a few years ago and loved it. I have been wanting to read it but have been in a terrible reading slump so hadn’t picked it up yet. That slump is definitely over seeing as how I read this book in a day. It took all day with life getting in the way, but I just kept picking it back up to read a little more and finally finished it. I absolutely LOVED it! The only thing negative for me was trying to read 9 pages of a diary written in Ebonics. That is hard for me to read so the book lost its flow for me as I struggled through those pages. All the other pages are absolutely fabulous so I can’t lower my rating simply based on that. Granted, maybe my rating is a little skewed due to emotions related to the current Black Lives Matter movement, but I’m OK with that too. Now is probably a good time for everyone to read it while emotions are high.

Fair warning – the n word is used throughout the book. It takes place in Louisiana in the 40s so it is historically correct to be there. Because of that it might be banned in some areas, which is very sad to me. They are missing out on a great book by not being able to see the significance of the word’s usage in this story. ( )
  lynnski723 | Aug 6, 2020 |
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