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by Alan Paton

  • ISBN: 0736603468
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: Alan Paton
  • Subcategory: World Literature
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  • Publisher: Books on Tape, Inc. (August 1, 1982)
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  • Rating: 4.2
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Cry, the Beloved Country. Ah, But Your Land Is Beautiful. Too Late the Phalarope. PERHAPS I COULD HAVE SAVED HIM, with only a word, two words, out of my mouth. Perhaps I could have saved us all.

Cry, the Beloved Country. South Africa in Transition. Tales from a Troubled Land.

ALAN PATON was born in 1903 in Pietermaritzburg, in the province of Natal, South Africa. Alan Paton, Too Late the Phalarope. Series: ) Thank you for reading books on BookFrom. After attending Pietermaritzburg College and Natal University, he taught school for three years in the rural village of Ixopo, the setting for Cry, the Beloved Country. In 1935, he was made principal of the Diepkloof Reformatory near Johannesburg, a school for delinquent boys, where he instituted numerous reforms.

Too Late the Phalarope is the second novel of Alan Paton, the South African author who is best known for writing Cry, the Beloved Country

Too Late the Phalarope is the second novel of Alan Paton, the South African author who is best known for writing Cry, the Beloved Country. It was published in 1953, and was the last novel he published before Ah, but Your Land is Beautiful in 1981

Alan Stewart Paton (11 January 1903 – 12 April 1988) was a South African author and anti-apartheid activist. His works include the novels Cry, the Beloved Country and Too Late the Phalarope

Alan Stewart Paton (11 January 1903 – 12 April 1988) was a South African author and anti-apartheid activist. His works include the novels Cry, the Beloved Country and Too Late the Phalarope. Paton was born in Pietermaritzburg in the Colony of Natal (now South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal province), the son of a civil servant. After attending Maritzburg College, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Natal in his hometown, followed by a diploma in education.

Too Late the Phalarope book. Too Late the Phalarope is more nuanced and metaphorical in its storytelling than Paton's other novels, but it is perhaps the best showcase of his grasp of the effects of sin on the soul from an internal perspective. The plot centers around an adulterous affair between an Afrikaner man and a black woman, the racial and cultural consequences of which seem almost greater than the marital brokenness.

Only 7 left in stock (more on the way). Having read "Cry the beloved country", (which is an outstanding book!!!) I was terribly disappointed in "Too Late the Phalarope

Only 7 left in stock (more on the way). Having read "Cry the beloved country", (which is an outstanding book!!!) I was terribly disappointed in "Too Late the Phalarope. You know from the start what terrible "sin" the lieutenant is going to fall into: miscegenation.

Alan Paton, a native son of South Africa, was born in Pietermaritzburg, in the province of Natal, in 1903. Paton's initial career was spent teaching in schools for the sons of rich, white South Africans, But at thirty, he suffered a severe attack of enteric fever, and in the time he had to reflect upon his life, he decided that he did not want to spend his life teaching the sons of the rich. He got a job as principal of Diepkloof Reformatory, a huge prison school for delinquent black boys, on the edge of Johannesburg

Too late the phalarope.

Too late the phalarope. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. From the author of Cry, The Beloved Country comes a powerful novel of terror and remorse "written in exquisitely balanced prose" (Chicago Sun-Times) about a white policeman who has an affair with a native girl in South Africa

Too Late the Phalarope. From the author of Cry, The Beloved Country comes a powerful novel of terror and remorse "written in exquisitely balanced prose" (Chicago Sun-Times) about a white policeman who has an affair with a native girl in South Africa. After violating his country's ironclad law governing relationships between the races, a young white South African police lieutenant must struggle alone against the censure of an inflexible society, his family, and himself.

TOO LATE THE PHALAROPE is set in South Africa, as well as its predecessor, CRY, THE . Alan Paton obviously loved South Africa. In "Cry" he wrote of the wretched lives and condition of the black South African.

Alan Paton obviously loved South Africa. But he imagined a better world through the lives of his major characters. In "Too Late the Phalarope," published in 1953, five years after "Cry," Paton shows exactly how apartheid negatively affected whites, as well. Instead of murder the central crime in this novel is immorality.

TOO LATE THE PHALAROPE is set in South Africa, as well as its predecessor, CRY, THE BELOVED COUNTRY. And like that earlier novel, TOO LATE THE PHALAROPE uses the lives of ordinary people to illustrate the inhuman quality of South African apartheid.

Racial segregation is odious in concept, impossible in application. To prove it, Paton tells us the story of Pieter, a white policeman, who has an affair with a native girl. He is betrayed and reported, and thus brings shame on himself and his family.


Reviews about Too Late The Phalarope (7):
HyderCraft
Until I read "Too Late the Phalarope," I could not imagine a novel richer and more rewarding than "Cry, the Beloved Country." Alan Paton obviously loved South Africa. In "Cry" he wrote of the wretched lives and condition of the black South African. But he imagined a better world through the lives of his major characters.

In "Too Late the Phalarope," published in 1953, five years after "Cry," Paton shows exactly how apartheid negatively affected whites, as well. Instead of murder the central crime in this novel is immorality. Yes, crime. It was on record, meaning against the law, for a white man to have sexual relations with a black South African.

The main character, Pieter van Vlaanderen, taller, stronger, smarter, and more successful than the average Afrikaaner, has a secret sin, a secret guilt: He is attracted to Stephanie, a black South Afrikaaner. What sets Pieter apart from others is his record as a war hero, an efficient lieutenant in the police force, and a celebrated rugby player from his region.

It is not a spoiler if I tell you that Pieter will be destroyed and the family ruined when Pieter is accused of immorality, then proven guilty. One way Paton avoids any description of this ill-gotten pleasure is to have an innocent narrator tell the story. Pieter's aunt, an unmarried woman, never loved by a man, is the narrator. Pieter's journal fills in details the aunt could not know.

Paton raises all sorts of ethical questions in his novel. Can a wife drive a man to another woman if she is unwilling to participate fully in the marriage bed? Does a man develop a weak character, although hidden, because his father is cruel and withholds love? The main question raised several times is this: If God fully forgives, if God gives grace, why then can't the state in crimes such as this? Not only is Pieter ruined, but so is his family, although grace does come into effect in this.

I found "Too Late the Phalarope" (a Phalarope is a bird and no, I cannot explain its meaning in the title), a richer novel than "Cry." It needs an immediate second reading to capture those nuances that run all through the novel that may elude the reader on first reading. And those ethical questions. This is the kind of book that would make an excellent choice for discussion in a book club.
Qutalan
This is a book about a young, white lieutenant living in South Africa and his conflicts with people and the law, which is a reflection of the struggle within his own self. Told from the perspective of his wife, this book urges us to discuss the weight behind the words of hope, mercy, justice and forgiveness. Paton does an excellent job describing the internal struggle within the lieutenant, the terror that he felt and how he coped with it. This novel will remind of us the laws of the country we live in and what happens when someone breaks those laws. It will also remind us of the role of religion and what can happen to a person when they are desperate and long to forgive and forget. A well-written novel. I recommend this book.
Best West
Quality writing about a difficult culture and how a society can cause a basicly good man to be destroyed. Worth the time to learn about other times and cultures.
Xlisiahal
Very well written, this story of family dynamic is set is apartheid South Africa. The theme of the story is less about apartheid, and more about the psychological impact of a distant father on a son who longs for the closeness he never receives and how it impacts his relationships and choices as an adult. Be sure not to miss the significance of the "Phalarope", by learning more about this unusual bird.
Weiehan
The waywardness that lies within all of us but set against the drama of 1950s South Africa. I especially enjoyed the Afrikaans language references; I think we expected the protagonist to be black, not white but that's Alan Paton who seemed to see "both sides now" with credit to Joni Mitchell.
Kea
Great book! Had read it in Spanish and English it was even better.
Tygrarad
I was bored at first we then I started to read this book, but became more interested toward the middle. The author portrayed the Afrikaans people as being rather Puritan in nature.
Having read "Cry the beloved country", (which is an outstanding book!!!) I was terribly disappointed in "Too Late the Phalarope. You know from the start what terrible "sin" the lieutenant is going to fall into: miscegenation.

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