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Alan Paton

Alan Stewart Paton (1903 - 1988), South African author and founder of the South African Liberal Party[?], noted for his opposition to the Apartheid system. He was also principal of the Diepkloof Reformatory[?] for young offenders (1935 - 1947). Among his works are Debbie Go Home (1961), Tales from a Troubled Land (1965) (short story collections), Cry, The Beloved Country[?] (1948) and Too Late the Phalarope (1953). Cry, The Beloved Country was cinematized[?] twice (1951, 1995), and was the basis for the Broadway piece Lost in the Stars (adaptation by Maxwell Anderson, music by Kurt Weill).

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