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Sylvia Ashton-Warner Summary

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  • 13 Literature Criticism

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Essays & Analysis (13)

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Critical Essay by Ruth Blackman "Spinster" is a first novel of singular literary quality and impact. Told in impressionistic style, it often conveys the poetry and color of a special kin... Read more
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Critical Essay by Patrick Cruttwell [The theme of Three is not] in its way, an original theme: but Miss Ashton-Warner certainly brings it to life. She gets the inextricable tangles of selfishness and ... Read more
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Critical Essay by Morris Freedman [Spearpoint,] Sylvia Ashton-Warner's report of her experience in an "open" primary school in Colorado, is delightful, literate and personal. She ... Read more
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Critical Essay by Carolyn F. Ruffin Sylvia Ashton-Warner writes "I Passed This Way" from the road, not from her destination. Her title is past tense, but this partial autobiography is th... Read more
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Critical Essay by Linda B. Osborne In I Passed This Way, Sylvia Ashton-Warner writes of her "innate disposition to become other people … their feeling became my feeling contagiously.�... Read more
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Critical Essay by John Wain [In "Spinster," the] spinster in question is Anna Vorontosov, a teacher in New Zealand, working mostly among Maori children—sensitive, alive, unskilled... Read more
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Critical Essay by Nancy Wilson Ross Many people, including this reviewer, who read Sylvia Ashton-Warner's first novel, "Spinster," closed the book with an exhilarating sense of pe... Read more
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Critical Essay by Max Cosman To those acquainted with Henry Arthur Jones' Michael and His Lost Angel and Albert Camus' The Fall, Incense to Idols will not be unfamiliar. Like the former,... Read more
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Critical Essay by Katharine Taylor On the surface ["Teacher"] is a record of Miss Ashton-Warner's 24 years in an "Infant (elementary) School" for Maori and white chi... Read more
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Critical Essay by Virgilia Peterson Readers of Sylvia Ashton-Warner's earlier and uniquely germinal books, "Spinster" and "Teacher," will not be surprised that in he... Read more
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Critical Essay by Eleanor Dienstag ["Greenstone"] is a fable for adults by an author who, since her extraordinary first work of fiction, "Spinster," has treated the novel a... Read more
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Critical Essay by Elinor Baumbach Anyone who has read Sylvia Ashton-Warner's most successful books, Teacher and Spinster, might pretty well predict the milieu and tone of [Greenstone]. Again we... Read more
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Critical Essay by Elizabeth Janeway Books by Sylvia Ashton-Warner have a kind of Marshall McLuhanism about them. They are essentially reworkings of the same material: the years she spent teaching Maor... Read more
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