Cry, the Beloved Country Essay

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In the following excerpt, Callan examines the variety of literary styles Paton employs in Cry, the Beloved Country, and provides a plot summary.

It would be difficult to imagine a landscape or a point on the earth's surface so different in every way from South Africa as Trondheim, Nor way. Yet it may have been fortunate for the artist in Alan Paton that Trondheim was the place where he undertook to compose Cry, the Beloved Country. This was not because of any direct influence other than that of loneliness and longing for home. True, he had read John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath in Stockholm, and his side trip to Norway was prompted by a wish to visit the countryside depicted in Knut Hamsun's grimly realistic novel Growth of the Soil, but he says [in Towards the Mountain (1980)] he did not consciously adapt anything from either work except...

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