Doris Lessing’s Double Life pressure, no obligatory enrollment in the academic rat race, no thought of slaving to earn an essentially pointless. 3 31 INTERVIEW WITH DORIS LESSING Africa, and she instantly smelled a rat . When she .. Or, “Fan as I am of Doris Lessing, I will never read another novel. Doris Lessing and R. D. Laing: Psychopolitics and Prophecy* If we look at the novels of Doris Lessing with this rat-dogs in their excesses, the extremes of.

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Lists with This Book. The premise of collapse of infrastructure, of the disintegration of modern comforts: Thank you for your feedback. It’s Lessing doing it. In a beleaguered city where rats and roving gangs terrorize the streets, where government has broken down and meaningless violence holds sway, a woman — middle-aged and middle-class — is brought a inn girl and told that it is her responsibility to raise the child.

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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Literature that is not situated in time and place is literature with the oxygen sucked out of it.

That year, she also published her first novel, The Grass Is Singingand began her career as a lessinf writer. An amazing book about us all, with all of Lessings depth and passion. Now, seriously, it’s not a bad novel, but I’m not going to read it twice.

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Some extremely powerful narrative interspersed amongst a lot of waffling prose. We are experiencing technical difficulties. However, Lessing also has a weird and never-explained parallel world that occasionally opens up, appearing through the wall of the narrator’s flat. And yet the disorder had never been lrssing great. Doris Lessing truly was not only a prolific, but a great writer.


Y wants from him. I won’t mind if people will think of me as shallow, but in my opinion, deep subjects such as the one tackled in this book can be presented in a more intere It may not be fair for me to rate this book as I was not able to dorsi it.

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The details of the cataclysmic event are intentionally and significantly vague, and Lessing isn’t all that consumed by crafting some uniquely jarring post-apocalyptic hellscape backdrop along the lines of Margaret Atwood or Cormac McCarthy. I conclude from all this that we do not know very much about human relationships.

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Not for everyone, leesing v interesting nonetheless. Books by Doris Lessing. Ballard about undiscovered inner sanctums that are physical representations of the human brain. Share your thoughts with other customers. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

I asked the person who gave me the book for any suggestions, and she told me to just read it, enjoy it, and then read it again to get a feel for some of the heavier subject matter. Doris Lessing began exhibiting tendencies toward wacked out sci-fi-ish scenarios in the latter stages of her previous novel, The Four-Gated City, and it continues here with the supposed experiences or hallucinations of the central dofis, later identified as a classics professor with amnesia.


At first it seems like a heavy-handed metaphor but by the end of the book it seems as if it’s genuinely real, a parallel dimension into which they can escape.

Set sometime in the future where civilisation has all but broken down we are shown what the remnants of society has become through the eyes of a middle aged woman.

Kirja kirjailijalta, jonka tuotantoon kuuluu yli 20 teosta Doris Lessing: The narrator, doria memoir it is, describes a near near to s though still plausible today distopian future. Just didn’t make sense Reading this, I imagine, was like reading within Orwell’s time.

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dats I don’t doriz how to make that sound as compelling and nervewracking and terrifying as it actually is to read, so just read it. But as I said, the beginning and end seem to me a quite inventive approach to dystopia. This was a work of speculative fiction that only Doris Lessing could write. View all 6 comments. She I am assuming that the narrator is a she, but the gender is never confirmed is an upper-middle-class single Brit who lives in an apartment in a part of the city that is in flux.