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SOURCE: Puschmann-Nalenz, Barbara. “Ernest J. Gaines: ‘A Long Day in November’ (1963).” In The Black American Short Story in the 20th Century: A Collection of Critical Essays, edited by Peter Bruck, pp. 157-69. Amsterdam: B. R. Grüner Publishing, 1977.

In the following essay, Puschmann-Nalenz provides a thematic and stylistic analysis of “A Long Day in November” and views the story as a precursor to Gaines's popular novel The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman.

Ernest J. Gaines was born in 1933. He grew up on a plantation in the Louisiana “bayou country.” At the age of sixteen he moved to San Francisco, where he still lives.

In 1963, The Sewanee Review published “Just like a Tree,” one of his first stories. In the next year Dial Press brought out...

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