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Babb, Valerie Melissa, Ernest Gaines, Twayne, 1991.

This text is an analysis of Gaines's work in chronological order, with a chapter devoted to each novel. The emphasis is on Gaines's re-creation in writing of the oral storytelling intrinsic to rural Louisiana.

Estes, David C., Critical Reflections on the Fiction of Ernest

J. Gaines, University of Georgia Press, 1994.

This collection contains fourteen essays on all aspects of Gaines's work. On A Gathering of Old Men, San-dra G. Shannon writes about Gaines's "defense of the elderly black male," and Milton Rickels and Patricia Rickels discuss folk humor in the novel.

Gaudet, Marcia, and Carl Wooton, Porch Talk with Ernest Gaines: Conversations on the Writer's Craft, Louisiana State University Press, 1990.

This work consists of interviews with Gaines conducted in 1986 and 1987, which explore his development as a writer and the process of transforming folk narrative and culture into literature.

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