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by Alan Paton


Cry, the Beloved Country .

Cry, the Beloved Country. Ah, But Your Land Is Beautiful. Too Late the Phalarope. Scribners noted that there was a spontaneous chorus of praise for the novel, and that was no exaggeration. The book became an instant bestseller and has sold thousands of copies every year in the forty years since its publication. Cry, the Beloved Country is a classic work now and has found its place in school and college curriculums side by side with Ethan Frome, The Great Gatsby, and The Old Man and the Sea.

This beautifully produced version of Alan Paton's classic made reading it again even more beautiful after more than 45. .It may not be everybody's cup of tea, but I would recommend giving Cry, the Beloved Country a chance. You may find something here that you never expected.

This beautifully produced version of Alan Paton's classic made reading it again even more beautiful after more than 45 years, when I first read it at secondary school. Age has not wearied nor the years condemned". Its powerful simplicity, poetic poignancy and deep moral integrity leave a lingering sense that we have all so much more to live up to in relation to others.

Cry, the Beloved Country is a novel by Alan Paton, published in 1948

Cry, the Beloved Country is a novel by Alan Paton, published in 1948. American publisher Bennett Cerf remarked at that year's meeting of the American Booksellers Association that there had been "only three novels published since the first of the year that were worth readin. ry, The Beloved Country, The Ides of March, and The Naked and the Dead. Two cinema adaptations of the book have been made, the first in 1951 and the second in 1995

Cry, the Beloved Country book. Hardcover, 316 pages. Published November 25th 2003 by Scribner (first published 1948).

Cry, the Beloved Country book. 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.

Alan Paton Cry, the beloved country, for the unborn child that is the inheritor of our fear. Let him not love the earth too deeply. Perkins told me that one of the most important characters in the book was the land of South Africa itself. It has also become a cultural force of great power and influence insofar as it has depicted the human tragedies of apartheid and brought readers all over the.

бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. An Oprah Book Club selection, Cry, the Beloved Country, the most famous and important novel in South Africas history, was an immediate worldwide bestseller in 1948

бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. An Oprah Book Club selection, Cry, the Beloved Country, the most famous and important novel in South Africas history, was an immediate worldwide bestseller in 1948. Alan Patons impassioned novel about a black mans country under white mans 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 laugh too gladly when the water runs through his fingers, nor stand too silent when the setting sun makes red the veld with fire

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Alan Paton attended college in Pietermaritzburg where he studied science and wrote poetry in his off-hours. Cry, the Beloved Country" was first published in 1948 by Charles Scribner's Sons. It stands as the single most important novel in South African literature

Alan Paton attended college in Pietermaritzburg where he studied science and wrote poetry in his off-hours. After graduating, he wrote two novels and then promptly destroyed them. He devoted himself to writing poetry once again, and later, in his middle years, he wrote serious essays for liberal South African magazines, much the same way his character, Arthur Jarvis, does in "Cry, the Beloved Country". It stands as the single most important novel in South African literature. Alan Paton died in 1988 in South Africa. Библиографические данные.

A novel depicting the racial ferment in the beautiful country of South Africa in 1948
Dodo
This book was written in the year of my birth, 1948, and it has moved me as no other in my 66 years. It is not only a novel, it is a public statement on the system of government which existed in South Africa in that period, and the society it had created - divided, segregated socially as well as economically and, therefore, rendered a permanent tinderbox. It would have been impossible to have lived in Apartheid South Africa and not thought that, somewhere along the way, the system would explode, for it gave the illusion - on the surface - of order which barely covered a roaring disorder underneath.

It is a book on human nature, man's inhumanity to man, man's kindness to man, and on the philosophy of life - especially, its frailty and fatality. It is a book on how the poor build that which the powerful destroy. How the poor work, and the rich enjoy. How the poor get poorer and the rich try harder to keep it so.

The characters are realistic: the humble village parson of Ndotsheni, Rev. Stephen Kumalo, his sincere and helpful newfound friend, Rev. Msimangu, the most accommodating Mrs. Lithebe whose philosophy in life is, "Why are we born if not to help each other?" Then there is John Kumalo, so different from his older brother, the kind, humble, soft-spoken, Rev. Kumalo. So refreshing are Kumalo's innocent and cordial conversations with the boy with "a brightness in him," who rides past the church on a horse, they prove that one who is forgiving and one who is innocent can, between them, transcend any prejudice and hatred. And finally, how Kumalo's humility and sincerity change the heart of a pro-Apartheid white farmer who discovers a silent rebellion in his family, but only when it's too late.

Thank goodness Alan Paton finally found his calling as a writer after being a reformatory-school administrator, an experience which no doubt has helped him write this beautiful everlasting piece. His description of South Africa's outstanding natural beauty is fluent and picturesque. You can almost see the rolling hills disappearing into valleys, smell the earth after the rain, hear the call of the titihoya, and feel yourself rocking in the train bound for Johannesburg in the night. His prose is non-traditional but very understandable. It is hard to agree with reviewers who have had difficulty in understanding who was saying what in the book's dialogues. Forgive me, but if one has had an eighth-grade education, one should have no difficulty in extracting the marrow from this book.

To read this book is to cry for humanity but still hold out a hope for it!
WOGY
This beautifully produced version of Alan Paton's classic made reading it again even more beautiful after more than 45 years, when I first read it at secondary school. "Age has not wearied nor the years condemned". Its powerful simplicity, poetic poignancy and deep moral integrity leave a lingering sense that we have all so much more to live up to in relation to others. There is nothing trite, no sentimentality or manipulating of emotions gratuitously. Stephen Kumalo's dignity, Jarvis' (elder) practical reparations to fulfill his son's aspirations and Msimangu's tenacious friendship are all magisterial in their portrayal. However, the nameless Afrikaner who works in the reformatory in Johannesburg, and the unquestioning generosity of Mrs Lithebe, express for me the struggles best for those of us who aim to do just a little to improve things during our brief lives - "it is our work", "what else are we born for?".

The audiobook of Cry, the Beloved Country read by Michael York is also "beautiful beyond singing" and enabled me to feel the poetry even more than reading it. It is a book to be spoken if the power of its poetic prose is to fully emerge.
Tam
Cry, the Beloved Country is a wonderfully written and powerful novel that takes the reader on a roller-coaster ride of emotion. From the depths of despair, Paton shows his readers a nugget of hope. From utter desolation, Paton gives us a measure of courage. His story is utterly devastating and demoralizing, yet his beautiful language and vision lead the reader to end up feeling energized and encouraged.

Overall, I was shocked by the power of this novel and while it's not along the lines of things that I would normally read, I am immensely glad that I decided to read it. Following Stephen Kumalo, a Zulu pastor from the wilds of South Africa, in his seemingly hopeless search for his son in the "civlized" metropolis of Johannesburg was a challenge at times, but Paton's writing and the courage of his character carried me through even the deepest and darkest points of his story and helped me to see the wonder of the human spirit regardless of the challenges and trials that it is put up against.

May not have been my favorite novel of all time, but I am glad that I disregarded my inhibitions and picked this up to actually read it. It may not be everybody's cup of tea, but I would recommend giving Cry, the Beloved Country a chance. You may find something here that you never expected.
Blueshaper
All three Jarvis “men” were special people. Somehow, the one in the middle who wasn’t even alive in the story taught his father and son how to care about and help others— even those of a different skin color. I appreciated the link with Abraham Lincoln. I have images in my mind of so many of the scenes — the library with the father reading, the little boy riding his horse to visit the minister.
It was a captivating read that taught me a lot about South Africa.
Perilanim
This absolute masterpiece speaks to my heart and to my mind. It is about race, about South Africa, about a time last, but it's also about the U.S., about now, about the meaning of life and love, and the role of faith and forgiveness and fear. My second reading - this book is wrapped around my heart. For at least as long as it's message reverberates in my mind, I will aspire to be a better person.
Lilegha
This is one of the most powerful stories I have ever come across. The characters will stay with me for a long time. Cry, the Beloved Country reveals many complex facets of complex issues and humanity's struggle to endure in a world of strife. Yet it offers hope. That is no small achievement.
Cry, The Beloved Country (A Scribner Classic) ebook
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Alan Paton
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