Alan Paton | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Harvey Breit

This literature criticism consists of approximately 5 pages of analysis & critique of Alan Paton.
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Critical Essay by Harvey Breit

SOURCE: "Alan Paton," in his The Writer Observed, World Publishing Company, 1956, pp. 89-93.

In the following essay, originally printed in 1949 in The New York Times Review as regular feature interviews, Breit asks Paton about the differences between South African and American blacks, his career preoccupations, and his literary influences and methods.

This reporter saw Alan Paton on the eve of his leaving for England to receive a special literary award from The London Times for his distinguished novel, Cry, the Beloved Country. In New York he had seen the "musical tragedy" version of his novel; in London he will put the finishing touches to the screen version of it for Alexander Korda.

About the award Mr. Paton said: "The Times gives a literary prize for the best and most important book of the year. The prize went to...

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