Doris Lessing

Author: Gayle Greene
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 047208433X
Format: PDF, ePub
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An original and compelling appraisal of this important international literary figure

The Dialogic Self

Author: Roxanne J. Fand
Publisher: Susquehanna University Press
ISBN: 9781575910222
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Addresses the dilemma of the female subject in these three twentieth-century British women novelists.

Doris Lessing

Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 0791074412
Format: PDF
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Essays of critical interpretation portray views of Doris Lessing's work, including "The Golden Notebook," "Marriages," and "The Grass is Singing."

Doris Lessing

Author: Elizabeth Maslen
Publisher: Northcote House Pub Limited
ISBN: 0746312245
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This new edition of Elizabeth Maslen's successful study covers the full range of Doris Lessing's work and explores in detail both its form and content. From The Grass is Singing (1950) through to Alfred and Emily (2008) her main concerns are shown to have a remarkable continuity, both in her commitment to political and cultural issues and in her explorations of inner space. Her experiments with form are closely analysed, and her bold exposure of jargon, cliché, and the manipulative power of language is demonstrated. While she can be seen as part of the great diasporaic influx that followed World War Two her experimentations with form blend in with the explorations of realism taking place in much British fiction from the early years of the twentieth century. This is a concise, accessible, but scholarly book, offering both perceptive critical insights and a valuable up-to-date bibliography.

Doris Lessing and the Forming of History

Author: Kevin Brazil
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 1474414443
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The death of Nobel Prize-winning Doris Lessing sparked a range of commemorations that cemented her place as one of the major figures of twentieth- and twenty-first-century world literature. This volume views Lessing's writing as a whole and in retrospect, focusing on her innovative attempts to rework literary form to engage with the challenges thrown up by the sweeping historical changes through which she lived. The 12 original chapters provide new readings of Lessing's work via contexts ranging from post-war youth politics and radical women's writing to European cinema, analyse her experiments with genres from realism to autobiography and science-fiction, and draw on previously unstudied archive material. The volume also explores how Lessing's writing can provide insight into some of the issues now shaping twenty-first century scholarship - including trauma, ecocriticism, the post-human, and world literature - as they emerge as defining challenges to our own present moment in history.