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Nging 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 Just when I thought I had a handle on this book it got really complicated After getting over the shock of how much South African history and turmoil were skimmed over or ignored completely in my history classes I felt like this story outlined a pretty clear cut good guy vs an obvious bad guy My initial thoughts were that the natives were a perfectly content group of people who were just fine on their own until the Europeans stepped in and muddled up their entire culture I thought Johannesburg represented the whites the crime all the immoral behavior the fast paced city life and the constant uest for gold development and the native life was represented by Kumalo s village few possessions close family and community ties and the prevalent church But I should ve known real life doesn t come in neat and tidy little boxes And this situation was much complicated than that At any rate this story taught me a lot about South Africa and the westernized

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D 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 Cry The PDFEPUBsun makes red the veld with fire Let him not be too moved when the birds of his land are si This is the story of South Africa and it is the story of two fathers and two sons There is a moment in which the fathers meet face to face that contains everything there is of humanity and the struggle for understanding and compassion in men That moment left me eviscerated I love that this is not written in the spirit of good vs evil but in the spirit of man vs his baser instincts I sincerely loved Stephen Kumalo and Mr Jarvis and I felt both their heartaches Some books are meant to be written they well up from inside an author and spill onto the page because their message is one that must be voiced and this is such a book The history of South Africa is sad and like all colonializations it is complicated There is a way of life destroyed and no attempt to offer a replacement that is viable for the native population It suited the white man to break the tribe he continued gravely But it has not suited him to build something in the place of what is br

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Cry the Beloved Country the most famous and important novel in South Africa’s history was an immediate worldwide bestseller in 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 chil This isn t an infinitely uotable book but occasionally it produces a line that is devastatingly clear and true Lines like It was not his habit to dwell on what could have been but what could never be and It is the duty of a judge to do justice but it is only the people who can be just made me put the book down and stare dumbfounded at the wall But mostly this isn t a highly uotable book it s a beautifully written riveting book where passages or entire halves of scenes are compelling streams of words readily understandable for actions and conversations and profound for their insights and suggestions into human life in adversity and prosperityIf you re going to write a borderline hopeless story do it like this Paton s prose is mostly readable and occassionally beautiful especially in his monologues letters and prayers For example The truth is that our Christian civilization is riddled through and through with dilemma We believe in the brother


10 thoughts on “Cry The Beloved Country

  1. says:

    A few years ago after twenty years out of high school I made a point to start rereading all of the classics assi

  2. says:

    This is a classic written by a white South African about a time before apartheid Two fathers one white one black and their sons It is stylistically unusual uotes are not used for example Conversation is indicated by leadin

  3. says:

    This isn't an infinitely uotable book but occasionally it produces a line that is devastatingly clear and true Lines like It was not his habit to dwell on what could have been but what could never be and “It is the duty of a judge to do justice but it is only the people who can be just” made me put the book down and stare dumbfounded a

  4. says:

    This is the story of South Africa and it is the story of two fathers and two sons There is a moment in which the fathers meet face to face that contains everything there is of humanity and the struggle for underst

  5. says:

    I am a teacher and after 34 years attempt to find new combinations in the catalogue of must reads I have done this as a staple for years Last year when deciding what I wanted to do kind of like window shopping for lovely clothes I decided to read this book after reading Hamlet I love the mirrored plot structure I adore the fact that the land is a character The moral imperative and subseuent hemming and hawing in Hamlet takes on a

  6. says:

    I cant say enough about this book It is lyrically written reads almost like an epic out of Ireland The dialog between characters is straightforward and the book manages to give you a glimpse of Apartheid S Africa from the richest peo

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    Cry The Beloved Country Alan PatonCry the Beloved Country is a novel by Alan Paton published in 1948 In the remote village of Ndotsheni in the Natal province of eastern South Africa the Reverend Stephen Kumalo receives a letter from a fellow minister summoning him to Johannesburg He is needed there the letter

  8. says:

    Just when I thought I had a handle on this book it got really complicated After getting over the shock of how much South African history and turmoil were skimmed over or ignored completely in my history classes I felt like this stor

  9. says:

    A novel that we read in junior high in grade nine English to be exact Alan Paton's Cry the Beloved Country was likely the first school assigned literary classics offering that I truly and with all my heart and soul unreservedly enjoyed reading And while Cry the Beloved Country was not exactly an easy reading experience it was imm

  10. says:

    This book is one of those classics that I'm glad I read but will probably never read again The themes are important racial euality morality forgiveness and the writing is lyrical but it's still hard to read Alan

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