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ISBN:
0786188987
Author:
Frederick Davidson (Narrator) Alan Paton
Category:
World Literature
Language:
English
Publisher:
Blackstone Audiobooks; Unabridged edition (October 1, 2003)
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Cry, the Beloved Country is a novel by Alan Paton, published in 1948

Cry, the Beloved Country is a novel by Alan Paton, published in 1948. American publisher Bennett Cerf remarked at that year's meeting of the American Booksellers Association that there had been "only three novels published since the first of the year that were worth readin. ry, The Beloved Country, The Ides of March, and The Naked and the Dead. Two cinema adaptations of the book have been made, the first in 1951 and the second in 1995

Cry, the Beloved Country. Ah, But Your Land Is Beautiful. Too Late the Phalarope. To Aubrey & Marigold Burns of Fairfax, California.

Cry, the Beloved Country. Cry, the Beloved Country, though it is a story about South Africa, was not written in that country at all. It was begun in Trondheim, Norway, in September 1946 and finished in San Francisco on Christmas Eve of that same year. It was first read by Aubrey and Marigold Burns of Fairfax, California, and they had it put into typescript and sent it to several American publishers, one of them being Charles Scribner’s Sons.

Cry, the Beloved Country is in some ways a sad book; it is an indictment of a social system that drives native races .

Cry, the Beloved Country is in some ways a sad book; it is an indictment of a social system that drives native races into resentment and crime; it is a story of Fate, as inevitable, as relentless, as anything of Thomas Hardy's. Beautifully wrought with high poetic compassion, Cry, the Beloved Country is more than just a story, it is a profound experience of the human spirit. And beyond the intense and insoluble personal tragedy, it is the story of the beautiful and tragic land of South Africa, its landscape, its people, and its bitter racial ferment and unrest. Cry, the Beloved Country is a wonderfully written and powerful novel that takes the reader on a roller-coaster ride of emotion

Cry, the Beloved Country. Alan Paton (Author), Michael York (Narrator), Inc. Blackstone Audio (Publisher). Get this audiobook plus a second, free. Thank goodness Alan Paton finally found his calling as a writer after being a reformatory-school administrator, an experience which no doubt has helped him write this beautiful everlasting piece. His description of South Africa's outstanding natural beauty is fluent and picturesque. Cry, the Beloved Country is a wonderfully written and powerful novel that takes the reader on a roller-coaster ride of emotion. From the depths of despair, Paton shows his readers a nugget of hope.

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Cry, the Beloved Country is in some ways a sad book; it is. .Paton creates a few white characters with a growing understanding of the consequence of discrimination while subtly injecting a more militant black movement

Cry, the Beloved Country is in some ways a sad book; it is an indictment of a social system that drives native races into resentment and crime; it is a story of Fate, as inevitable, as relentless, as anything of Thomas Hardy's. Paton creates a few white characters with a growing understanding of the consequence of discrimination while subtly injecting a more militant black movement. Again, one is reminded of Mandela’s early life, his militancy and imprisonment.

Cry, the Beloved Country is in some ways a sad book; it is an indictment of a social system that drives the native races into resentment and crime; it is a story of Fate, as inevitable, as relentless, as anything of Thomas Hardy's. And beyond the intense and insoluble personal tragedy, it is the story of the beautiful and tragic land of South Africa, its landscape, its people, its bitter racial ferment and unrest

Cry, the Beloved Country is a story written by Alan Paton It is a story of the deep love of a country. It tells of the decay of tribal culture and the overcrowding in the cities, that can lead to crime

Cry, the Beloved Country is a story written by Alan Paton. It is a story of the deep love of a country. It tells of the decay of tribal culture and the overcrowding in the cities, that can lead to crime. The book begins with an impoverished town in South Africa and an old priest who is worried about his family. His brother left years ago, his sister’s husband left, and she left to find him, and then his son left to find his aunt. None of them have written with words.

Paton said of his book: It is a song of love for one’s far distant country. Thus, it is a tale that is passionately African while also being timeless and universal

Paton said of his book: It is a song of love for one’s far distant country. Thus, it is a tale that is passionately African while also being timeless and universal. Ultimately, Cry, the Beloved Country is a work of love and hope, courage and tragedy, born of the dignity of man. ▰▰▰. Download your book directly over Wi-Fi or cellular network and begin listening as soon as the first track downloads. com powered app features an attractive interface with traditional audio controls in addition to sleep timer, bookmarking, and variable track scrubbing.

cry the beloved country by alan paton unabridged audiobook.

A work of searing beauty, Cry, the Beloved Country is the deeply moving story of Stephen Kumalo, a Zulu pastor, and his son, Absalom. It is also the story of a land and a people riven by racial injustice, reflecting the troubled and changing South Africa of the 1940s. The book is written with such keen compassion and understanding that the listener shares fully in the gravity of the characters’ situations. Alan Paton said of his book: “It is a song of love for one’s far distant country….” Thus, it is a tale that is passionately African while also being timeless and universal. But ultimately, Cry, the Beloved Country is a work of love and hope, of courage and tragedy, born of the dignity of man.
  • Winenama
This book was written in the year of my birth, 1948, and it has moved me as no other in my 66 years. It is not only a novel, it is a public statement on the system of government which existed in South Africa in that period, and the society it had created - divided, segregated socially as well as economically and, therefore, rendered a permanent tinderbox. It would have been impossible to have lived in Apartheid South Africa and not thought that, somewhere along the way, the system would explode, for it gave the illusion - on the surface - of order which barely covered a roaring disorder underneath.

It is a book on human nature, man's inhumanity to man, man's kindness to man, and on the philosophy of life - especially, its frailty and fatality. It is a book on how the poor build that which the powerful destroy. How the poor work, and the rich enjoy. How the poor get poorer and the rich try harder to keep it so.

The characters are realistic: the humble village parson of Ndotsheni, Rev. Stephen Kumalo, his sincere and helpful newfound friend, Rev. Msimangu, the most accommodating Mrs. Lithebe whose philosophy in life is, "Why are we born if not to help each other?" Then there is John Kumalo, so different from his older brother, the kind, humble, soft-spoken, Rev. Kumalo. So refreshing are Kumalo's innocent and cordial conversations with the boy with "a brightness in him," who rides past the church on a horse, they prove that one who is forgiving and one who is innocent can, between them, transcend any prejudice and hatred. And finally, how Kumalo's humility and sincerity change the heart of a pro-Apartheid white farmer who discovers a silent rebellion in his family, but only when it's too late.

Thank goodness Alan Paton finally found his calling as a writer after being a reformatory-school administrator, an experience which no doubt has helped him write this beautiful everlasting piece. His description of South Africa's outstanding natural beauty is fluent and picturesque. You can almost see the rolling hills disappearing into valleys, smell the earth after the rain, hear the call of the titihoya, and feel yourself rocking in the train bound for Johannesburg in the night. His prose is non-traditional but very understandable. It is hard to agree with reviewers who have had difficulty in understanding who was saying what in the book's dialogues. Forgive me, but if one has had an eighth-grade education, one should have no difficulty in extracting the marrow from this book.

To read this book is to cry for humanity but still hold out a hope for it!
  • Blackbeard
This beautifully produced version of Alan Paton's classic made reading it again even more beautiful after more than 45 years, when I first read it at secondary school. "Age has not wearied nor the years condemned". Its powerful simplicity, poetic poignancy and deep moral integrity leave a lingering sense that we have all so much more to live up to in relation to others. There is nothing trite, no sentimentality or manipulating of emotions gratuitously. Stephen Kumalo's dignity, Jarvis' (elder) practical reparations to fulfill his son's aspirations and Msimangu's tenacious friendship are all magisterial in their portrayal. However, the nameless Afrikaner who works in the reformatory in Johannesburg, and the unquestioning generosity of Mrs Lithebe, express for me the struggles best for those of us who aim to do just a little to improve things during our brief lives - "it is our work", "what else are we born for?".

The audiobook of Cry, the Beloved Country read by Michael York is also "beautiful beyond singing" and enabled me to feel the poetry even more than reading it. It is a book to be spoken if the power of its poetic prose is to fully emerge.
  • Mezilabar
Cry, the Beloved Country is a wonderfully written and powerful novel that takes the reader on a roller-coaster ride of emotion. From the depths of despair, Paton shows his readers a nugget of hope. From utter desolation, Paton gives us a measure of courage. His story is utterly devastating and demoralizing, yet his beautiful language and vision lead the reader to end up feeling energized and encouraged.

Overall, I was shocked by the power of this novel and while it's not along the lines of things that I would normally read, I am immensely glad that I decided to read it. Following Stephen Kumalo, a Zulu pastor from the wilds of South Africa, in his seemingly hopeless search for his son in the "civlized" metropolis of Johannesburg was a challenge at times, but Paton's writing and the courage of his character carried me through even the deepest and darkest points of his story and helped me to see the wonder of the human spirit regardless of the challenges and trials that it is put up against.

May not have been my favorite novel of all time, but I am glad that I disregarded my inhibitions and picked this up to actually read it. It may not be everybody's cup of tea, but I would recommend giving Cry, the Beloved Country a chance. You may find something here that you never expected.
  • Mitynarit
All three Jarvis “men” were special people. Somehow, the one in the middle who wasn’t even alive in the story taught his father and son how to care about and help others— even those of a different skin color. I appreciated the link with Abraham Lincoln. I have images in my mind of so many of the scenes — the library with the father reading, the little boy riding his horse to visit the minister.
It was a captivating read that taught me a lot about South Africa.
  • Globus
This absolute masterpiece speaks to my heart and to my mind. It is about race, about South Africa, about a time last, but it's also about the U.S., about now, about the meaning of life and love, and the role of faith and forgiveness and fear. My second reading - this book is wrapped around my heart. For at least as long as it's message reverberates in my mind, I will aspire to be a better person.
  • Whiteflame
This is one of the most powerful stories I have ever come across. The characters will stay with me for a long time. Cry, the Beloved Country reveals many complex facets of complex issues and humanity's struggle to endure in a world of strife. Yet it offers hope. That is no small achievement.