Sylvia Ashton-Warner | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Eleanor Dienstag

This literature criticism consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis & critique of Sylvia Ashton-Warner.
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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 as fresh territory rather than exhausted terrain….

[Ashton-Warner] has passionately held convictions about the education of the young, and the channeling of destructive energies into creative ones. It is not too surprising, then, that this former instructor of 5- and 6-year-olds, has chosen the vessel of the fairy tale of This Side and That Side, where "reality … is unacceptable and seldom used as a workable fact," to contain her vision of a loving, eccentric "ideal" family, and her dream of two different but complementary cultures, the Maori and the Western….

A good deal of credit for the tone of the family belongs to Puppa's brilliant bedtime allegories...

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