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Alan Paton’s unpublished fiction (1922-1934): an initial appraisal

Show simple item record Levey, David 2012-01-20T09:12:26Z 2012-01-20T09:12:26Z 2007-12
dc.identifier.citation Literator 28(3) Des/Dec. 2007:1-22 en
dc.identifier.issn 0258-2279
dc.description en
dc.description.abstract This article considers selected issues in the early fiction of Alan Paton, which is in manuscript form: three novels or parts of novels, namely, “Ship of Truth” (1922-1923), “Brother Death” (1930), “John Henry Dane” (1934b), the novel/novella “Secret for seven” (1934d), and the short stories “Little Barbee”, (1928?) and “Calvin Doone” (1930a). Attention is given to the first novel. A summary of the findings follows: even though Paton’s longer unpublished fiction is religiously earnest and at times rhetorically effective, it is simplistic and tends to perpetuate the white, English-speaking patriarchal hegemony of Natal, rather than offer any sustained critique of it. These works are set against the background of the Natal Midlands in the 1920s and 1930s. The shorter fiction is slightly different in nature en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Literator, published by North-West University en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Literator en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 28(3) en
dc.subject Alan Paton en
dc.subject Manuscripts en
dc.subject Natal en
dc.subject Authors, South African en
dc.subject Ship of truth en
dc.subject Brother Death en
dc.subject John Henry Dane en
dc.subject Fiction en
dc.subject Short stories en
dc.subject Characters en
dc.title Alan Paton’s unpublished fiction (1922-1934): an initial appraisal en
dc.type Article en

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