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Ashton-Warner, Sylvia 1908–

Ashton-Warner is a novelist, short story writer, poet, and nonfiction writer who often draws on her experiences teaching Maori children in her native New Zealand. Her novel Spinster is a vehicle for her philosophy of education, which calls for an integration of the inner and outer self before communication with others is possible. (See also Contemporary Authors, Vols. 69-72.)


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