Alan Paton | Critical Essay by Myrtle Hooper

This literature criticism consists of approximately 15 pages of analysis & critique of Alan Paton.
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SOURCE: "Paton and the Silence of Stephanie," in English Studies Africa, Vol. 32, No. 1, 1989, pp. 53-63.

In the following essay, Hooper investigates the function and effects of Stephanie's "silence" in Too Late the Phalarope.

In every story there is a silence, some sight concealed, some word unspoken, I believe.

                            [J. M. Coetzee, Foe]

I think it might be safe to describe the affiliations of Alan Paton as liberal and humanist, and his endeavour as a writer of fiction as realist and didactic. Certainly in Too Late the Phalarope his concern...

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