Cry, the Beloved Country

Author: Alan Paton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743262441

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 9417

An Oprah Book Club selection, Cry, the Beloved Country, the most famous and important novel in South Africa’s history, was an immediate worldwide bestseller in 1948. Alan Paton’s impassioned novel about a black man’s country under white man’s law is a work of searing beauty. Cry, the beloved country, for the unborn child that is the inheritor of our fear. Let him not love the earth too deeply. Let him not laugh too gladly when the water runs through his fingers, nor stand too silent when the setting sun makes red the veld with fire. Let him not be too moved when the birds of his land are singing, nor give too much of his heart to a mountain or valley. For fear will rob him of all if he gives too much. The eminent literary critic Lewis Gannett wrote, “We have had many novels from statesmen and reformers, almost all bad; many novels from poets, almost all thin. In Alan Paton’s Cry, the Beloved Country the statesman, the poet and the novelist meet in a unique harmony.” Cry, the Beloved Country is the deeply moving story of the Zulu pastor Stephen Kumalo and his son, Absalom, set against the background of a land and a people riven by racial injustice. Remarkable for its lyricism, unforgettable for character and incident, Cry, the Beloved Country is a classic work of love and hope, courage and endurance, born of the dignity of man.
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Cry, the Beloved Country

The Play : a Story of Comfort in Desolation

Author: Willem Van der Walt

Publisher: N.A


Category: Apartheid

Page: 128

View: 442

This classic South African novel by Alan Paton has now been successfully adapted for the stage by acclaimes playwright Roy Sargeant. Set in 1946, this is a moving story of a father's search for his son, the terrible discovery of the young man's crime and punishment, and the fate of their home village in rural KwaZulu-Natal. Remaining true to the novel, the play explores the themes of family relationships, human suffering and racial reconcilliation in a uniquely South African way.
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Alan Paton's Cry, the Beloved Country

Author: Rose Sallberg Kam,Murrary Bromberg

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 9780764191602

Category: Study Aids

Page: 132

View: 2912

A lively, in-depth discussion of CRY, THE BELOVED COUNTRY. Students are taken on an exciting journey of discovery through every scene or chapter. Also included are unique text notes, ideas for themes and term papers, notes on the author's life as well as a glossary.
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Understanding Cry, the Beloved Country

A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historical Documents

Author: Ngwarsungu Chiwengo

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313335082

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 219

View: 7413

Essays and primary source documents dealing with African history and social conditions aid a critical analysis of the work.
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Alan Paton's Cry, the Beloved Country

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438133421

Category: Apartheid in literature

Page: 195

View: 6535

Camus's landmark novel traces the aftermath of a shocking crime and the man whose fate is sealed with one rash and foolhardy act. The Stranger presents readers with a new kind of protagonist, a man unable to transcend the tedium and inherent absurdity of everyday existence in a world indifferent to the struggles and strivings of its human denizens. This addition to the Bloom's Guides series features an annotated bibliography and a listing of works by the author for further reading.
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Save the Beloved Country

Author: Alan Paton

Publisher: Scribner


Category: Social Science

Page: 315

View: 1341

A distinguished collection of short pieces and essays written by Alan Paton that testify to the mounting and explosive violence that has rocked the modern history of South Africa.
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CliffsNotes on Paton's Cry, the Beloved Country

Author: Richard O Peterson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544180933

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 84

View: 7554

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer a look into critical elements and ideas within classic works of literature. CliffsNotes on Cry, the Beloved Country takes you into a compassionately told story set in the troubled and changing South Africa in the 1940s. Focusing on a people who are caught between two worlds -- the old with its rituals and and respect and the new with its lack of values and order -- this study guide explores a novel of social protest through character analyses and critical essays. Other features that help you figure out this important work include Profile of the author Alan Paton's life and work Historical background of the troubled and changing South Africa of the 1940s Character web and in-depth analyses of the major roles Summaries and commentaries for each chapter within the book Review questions and suggestions for theme topics Classic literature or modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.
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Too Late The Phalarope

Author: Alan Paton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451676875

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 5021

From the author of Cry, The Beloved Country comes a powerful novel of terror and remorse “written in exquisitely balanced prose” (Chicago Sun-Times) about a white policeman who has an affair with a native girl in South Africa. After violating his country’s ironclad law governing relationships between the races, a young white South African police lieutenant must struggle alone against the censure of an inflexible society, his family, and himself.
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Pride and Prejudice (Vintage Classics Austen Series)

Author: Jane Austen

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473513685

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 6098

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ALEXANDER McCALL SMITH The Vintage Classics Austen series is designed by the writer and illustrator Leanne Shapton and introduced by some of our finest contemporary writers and Austen fans: Alexander McCall Smith, Lynne Truss, Amanda Vickery, Francesca Segal, P.D. James and Andrew Motion. 'The best-loved book by our best-loved novelist' Independent Elizabeth Bennet is young, clever and attractive, but her mother is a nightmare and she and her four sisters are in dire need of financial security and escape in the shape of husbands. The arrival of the affable Mr Bingley and arrogant Mr Darcy in the neighbourhoos, both single and in possession of large fortunes, turns all their lives upside down in this witty drama of friendship, rivalry, enmity and love.
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Reflections of Diepkloof Reformatory

Author: Alan Paton

Publisher: New Africa Books

ISBN: 9780864860439

Category: Engelse letterkunde

Page: 105

View: 3166

Posted in Engelse letterkunde

Alan Paton's Cry, the Beloved Country

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0791075729

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 120

View: 9314

Examines different aspects of Paton's novel about race relations in South Africa, with a biographical sketch of the author and critical essays on this work.
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Author: Toni Morrison

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307388629

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 996

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby. Sethe, its protagonist, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. She has too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things happened. And Sethe’s new home is haunted by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved. Filled with bitter poetry and suspense as taut as a rope, Beloved is a towering achievement.
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Alan Paton

A Biography

Author: Peter F. Alexander

Publisher: Oxford [England] : Oxford University Press


Category: Authors, South African

Page: 510

View: 3965

Presents a psychological and biographical examination of the South African author who, among other impressive deeds, transformed a reformatory from a prison into an institution which educates and creates a feeling of self-worth in young offenders
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Tales From a Troubled Land

Author: Alan Paton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684825848

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

View: 5036

Presents stories of the problems of South Africa as seen by a native of that country
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July's People

Author: Nadine Gordimer

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408832968

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 7371

For years, it has been what is called a 'deteriorating situation'. Now all over South Africa the cities are battlegrounds. The members of the Smales family - liberal whites - are rescued from the terror by their servant, July, who leads them to refuge in his native village. What happens to the Smaleses and to July - the shifts in character and relationships - gives us an unforgettable look into the terrifying, tacit understandings and misunderstandings between blacks and whites.
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Readings on Cry, the Beloved Country

Author: Alan Paton,Estella Gerstung

Publisher: Greenhaven Press, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780737704327

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

View: 1658

Alan Paton's novel tells the story of the South African people and their struggles in the wake of colonial rule.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

Amelia's War

Author: Ann Rinaldi

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780439326667

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 2765

When a Confederate general threatens to burn Hagerstown, Maryland, unless the town pays an exorbitant ransom, twelve-year-old Amelia and her friend Josh find a way to save the town. Reprint.
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The Great Santini

A Novel

Author: Pat Conroy

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 145320394X

Category: Fiction

Page: 471

View: 6199

Pat Conroy’s New York Times–bestselling coming-of-age novel about a son’s struggle to escape the domineering expectations of his volatile military father Marine Col. Bull Meecham commands his home like a soldiers’ barracks. Cold and controlling, but also loving, Bull has complicated relationships with each member of his family—in particular, his eldest son, Ben. A born athlete who desperately seeks his father’s approval, Ben is determined to break out from the colonel’s shadow. With guidance from teachers at his new school, he strives to find the courage to stand up to his father once and for all. Inspired by Pat Conroy’s own difficult relationship with his father, The Great Santini is a captivating and unflinching portrayal of modern family, and a moving novel of a son determined to become his own man.
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Herodotus: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Jennifer T. Roberts

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199575991

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 123

View: 9442

Jennifer Roberts introduces the background and writing of the 5th century Greek thinker and researcher Herodotus of Halicarnassus, who invented the genre of historical investigation. She discusses all aspects of his work, including his fascination with his origins; his travels; his interest in seeing the world; and the recurring themes of his work.
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