Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
by Ernest Gaines
This is a novel in the guise of the tape-recorded recollections of a black woman who has lived 110 years, who has been both a slave and a witness to the black militancy of the 1960's. In this woman Ernest Gaines has created a legendary figure, a woman equipped to stand beside William Faulkner's Dilsey in The Sound And The Fury. Miss Jane Pittman, like Dilsey, has endured, has seen almost everything and foretold the rest.
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