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Ernest J. Gaines

Data de nascimento: 15. Janeiro 1933

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Ernest James Gaines é um escritor norte-americano cujas obras foram ensinadas em salas de aula de faculdades e traduzidas em muitas línguas, incluindo francês, espanhol, alemão, russo e Chinês. Quatro das suas obras têm sido convertidas em filmes de televisão.

O seu romance de 1993, Uma Lição Antes de Morrer, ganhou o National Book Critics Circle Award de ficção. Gaines foi bolseiro da Fundação MacArthur, premiado com a Medalha Nacional de Humanidades, e entrou na Ordre des Arts et des Lettres como Cavaleiro.

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„All writers write about the past, and I try to make it come alive so you can see what happened.“

—  Ernest J. Gaines
In an interview with Religion & Ethics Newsweekly http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/2011/02/18/february-18-2011-ernest-gaines/8169/, February 18, 2011

„I think I'm a very religious person. I think I believe in God as much as any man does. I don't only believe in God, I know there's God.“

—  Ernest J. Gaines
Response after being asked "Do you regard yourself as a religious person?", in an interview with Religion & Ethics Newsweekly http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/2011/02/18/february-18-2011-ernest-gaines/8169/, February 18, 2011

„I would think a faith in God is one thing. I think that if we could change the whole world and keep the land is another thing. Change things yet keep keep the relationship is another thing.“

—  Ernest J. Gaines
Gaines response after being asked: "Do you also see things in that world that you wish could be retained?", as quoted by Marcia Gaudet and Carl WootonPorch in Talk with Ernest Gaines: Conversations on the Writer's Craft http://books.google.es/books?id=JtRNfST4g_QC&hl=es&source=gbs_navlinks_s (1990)

„King is probably one of three men of this century that I'll call heroic. A fantastic man as far as I'm concerned, for all that he did.“

—  Ernest J. Gaines
In an interview with Patricia Rickels, as quoted in John Lowe (1995) Conversations with Ernest Gaines, University Press of Mississippi, p. 131