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Thadious M. Davis

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780807835210

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807869321_davis

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Parishes & Prisons

Parishes & Prisons

Ernest Gaines's Louisiana & Its North Carolina Kin Space

(p.257) Chapter Five Parishes & Prisons

Thadious M. Davis

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter deals with the twentieth-century writer Ernest Gaines's preoccupation with the racial and cultural memories of the past that remained constant but volatile. The chapter is divided into three parts, and it looks at how narratives and people inhabit space. The final part of the chapter narrates how Kenan creates a place founded to contain multiple differences and to struggle with those differences.

Keywords:   Ernest Gaines, racial memory, cultural memory, Randall Kenan, North Carolina, past

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