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Alan Paton : a biography

Author: Peter Alexander
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Alan Paton is best remembered as the author of Cry, the Beloved Country, the most lyrical and moving plea for racial reconciliation to have come out of South Africa this century. His reputation, however, extends far beyond the fields of fiction and literature, for in addition Paton was a teacher, prison reformer, and politician whose achievements have ensured him a lasting place in the troubled history of his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Alexander, Peter (Peter F.).
Alan Paton.
Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1994
(OCoLC)624807227
Named Person: Alan Paton; Alan Paton; Alan Paton; Alan Paton; Alan Paton; Alan Paton
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Alexander
ISBN: 0198112378 9780198112372
OCLC Number: 29520034
Description: xviii, 510 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Beginning, 1903 --
2. Childhood and Youth, 1903-1918 --
3. Natal University College, 1919-1922 --
4. Discovering the World, 1922-1924 --
5. Ixopo, 1925-1928 --
6. Maritzburg College, 1928-1930 --
7. Revaluation, 1930-1935 --
8. Diepkloof, 1935-1936 --
9. Proving, 1936-1938 --
10. War, 1939-1943 --
11. Peace, 1944-1946 --
12. Cry, the Beloved Country, 1946 --
13. Cry, the Beloved Country (continued), 1946-1947 --
14. Lotus-Eating, 1947-1948 --
15. Bleeding onto the Page, 1948-1950 --
16. Recovery, 1950-1952 --
17. The Politics of Innocence, 1953-1956 --
18. Stalked by the State, 1956-1960 --
19. Hard Times, 1960-1968 --
20. Fall and Rise, 1968-1969 --
21. Better than Rubies, 1969-1973 --
22. Stormy Twilight, 1973-1974 --
23. The Public Man, 1974-1979 --
24. Uphill All the Way, 1979-1984 --
25. Journey Completed, 1984-1988.
Responsibility: Peter F. Alexander.
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This biography offers new insights into the South African novelist, teacher, prison reformer and politician Alan Paton (1903-88) by a biographer given access to unpublished manuscripts and personal  Read more...

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