The Fiction of Doris Lessing

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Download or read book The Fiction of Doris Lessing written by Ratna Raman and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2021-10-15 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Doris Lessing (1919–2013), a prolific contemporary author, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2007 for her life work. Examining five decades of Lessing's unique life, narrative strategies, and the literary traditions that she drew upon and improvised, this book highlights her extraordinary significance as a writer of our times and for our times. Lessing's fiction and non-fiction provide a seminal understanding of the key issues that shaped the twentieth century. Autodidactic and keenly interested in the world around her, Lessing flagged the problems of racism in Africa; the inequity of class in modern England; the limitations of white, middle-class women's movements that overlooked the rights of women across race and class; the marginalisation of individuals; the horror of nuclear war and the need for disarmament; and the hazardous global expansion in the face of unrelenting technological progress. Further, she raised the concern of the atomisation of modern families, violence and the urgent need for alternate modes of viewing, voicing anxieties decades ahead of other contemporary writers. Making futuristic projections through innumerable genres of writing, such as realistic narratives, memoirs, diaries and science fiction, Lessing examines myth, psychoanalysis and Marxist perspectives, engaging with a gamut of experiences that have defined modernity, and sets up feminist blueprints that challenge atrophying patriarchal hegemonies.

Tiny Individuals in the fiction of Doris Lessing

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ISBN 10 : 9789380297200
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Download or read book Tiny Individuals in the fiction of Doris Lessing written by Darshana Goswami and published by Epitome Books. This book was released on 2011 with total page 182 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Intersubjectivity in the Fiction of Doris Lessing

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Download or read book Intersubjectivity in the Fiction of Doris Lessing written by Shu-Ming Hung and published by . This book was released on 2012 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this thesis, I will be examining selective works by the novelist Doris Lessing. The aim of the thesis is to examine Lessing's oeuvre by approaching her fiction as an attempt to understand the subject as an effect of intersubjectivity. The thesis approaches the question of intersubjectivity through a broadly psychoanalytic framework, not only engaging with Lessing's own particular interests in psychoanalysis, but also standing back and reframing her work through approaches to intersubjectivity available in work by Freud and Jung, Klein, and object relational and existential dynamic psychologies. The thesis will, throughout, endeavour to situate psychoanalytic approaches in specifically historical and political contexts, also drawing on phenomenology to examine Lessing's depiction of a transcendental mode of experience which is reached through an ongoing evolutionary consciousness. Her dialectical positioning of the subject reveals a restless struggle towards a conciliation between self and others. The thesis reflects a trajectory of Lessing's work from her earlier African novels to later writing, The Fifth Child and Ben, in the World. The thesis begins by examining the structure of the family and mother-daughter relationships in the context of the historically specific political milieu of post-war apartheid in South Africa; it ends by examining the question of the availability of an ethics of care in Thatcherite Britain as reflected in the Ben novels. Melanie Klein's work and the later object-relations theory influenced by it, are adopted to provide a frame through which to try to illuminate Lessing's concern with the possibility of motivating positive interactions between self and others, and as an alternative to the tragic liberal view of the self as an anxious isolate proposed by Freud. In each chapter, the thesis focuses on the variety of Lessing's formal experiments in her attempt to develop a late ethics of care built on a foundation of intersubjectivity. This emergent vision of the self opens up the possibility of reconstituting new modes of interaction between the self and the outer world: Lessing uses her fictional worlds to posit visionary possibilities in the world outside the fiction. Often employing critical modes of the Utopian and Apocalyptic, Lessing envisions the possibility of a new and fluid community that is constituted on the foundation of a revised albeit fragile ethics of care. Her fiction suggests that the power of creation and imagination necessary to realise such a vision belongs not only to the artist, but is also available for development in the psychosocial journey towards a new democratic subjectivity that might realise a new public order.

Doris Lessing

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Publisher : University of Michigan Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780472084333
Pages : 285 pages
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Download or read book Doris Lessing written by Gayle Greene and published by University of Michigan Press. This book was released on 1997 with total page 285 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An original and compelling appraisal of this important international literary figure

The City and the Veld

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Publisher : Lewisburg [Pa.] : Bucknell University Press
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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015002384108
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Download or read book The City and the Veld written by Mary Ann Singleton and published by Lewisburg [Pa.] : Bucknell University Press. This book was released on 1977 with total page 243 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Doris Lessing and Sufi Equilibrium

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Download or read book Doris Lessing and Sufi Equilibrium written by S. Fahim and published by Springer. This book was released on 1994-07-12 with total page 279 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The purpose of this study is to examine the rationale of Doris Lessing's development from Classical Realism to mysticism and forms of science fiction and to consider the unifying motifs that appear throughout her novels in her consistent search for Sufi Equilibrium. The four novels selected in this study represent significant stages in Lessing's work. Chapter one focuses on The Grass is Singing, which represents the author's early traditionally realistic writing, to show how far the preoccupations of Lessing's later novels find expression in this early work. Chapter two studies The Golden Notebook, which marks a turning point in formal structure in Lessing's canon and is selected as evidence of her interest in Sufism at that early stage. Chapter three concentrates on the study of The Memoirs of a Survivor, which has elicited a comparatively limited amount of criticism but which proves to be a major achievement when brought into line with Sufi methods of writing. Chapter four considers Lessing's science fiction series, 'Canopus in Argos', tracing sources from Oriental literature - a key which unlocks many areas of obscurity.

The Novels of Doris Lessing

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Download or read book The Novels of Doris Lessing written by Paul Schlueter and published by . This book was released on 1973 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Considered by many critics to be Britain’s most important woman novelist, Doris Lessing warrants major attention. Her novels increasingly bring into question what it means to be an emancipated woman in a complex and male-dominated society, especially a woman involved with politics, with writing, with love and sex—a woman who frankly admits her sexuality. Schlueter’s new book is the only in-depth study of all the Lessing novels to date and the first full-length study of her major themes. The insights provided in this work will enable readers to understand and appreciate Doris Lessing’s perception and interpretation of human experience in this “complex, chaotic, conformist world.”

Form and Space in the Fiction of Doris Lessing

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The Fiction of Doris Lessing

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Understanding Doris Lessing

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Download or read book Understanding Doris Lessing written by Jean Pickering and published by . This book was released on 1990 with total page 225 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Over her 40 year career, Doris Lessing has dealt with a variety of themes of extraliterary importance, such as race issues, colonialism, the relations between men and women, the consequences of the nuclear arms race, the evolution of humanity, and of old age. Understanding Doris Lessing introduces readers to a body of work that through a variety of techniques attempts to enlarge our understanding of the literary enterprise of history, and of humanity's relationship to the universe. Included in the discussion are Lessing's earlier works, The Grass is Singing, Children of Violence, The Golden Notebook and her more recent books, The Good Terrorist and The Fifth Child.

Doris Lessing

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Publisher : New York : Frederick Ungar Publishing Company
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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015009004139
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Download or read book Doris Lessing written by Mona Knapp and published by New York : Frederick Ungar Publishing Company. This book was released on 1984 with total page 210 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Traces the life of the British novelist, discusses her major works, and examines the themes and style of her fiction, poetry, and essays

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ISBN 10 : 9780791074411
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Download or read book Doris Lessing written by Harold Bloom and published by Infobase Publishing. This book was released on 2003-01 with total page 274 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Essays of critical interpretation portray views of Doris Lessing's work, including "The Golden Notebook," "Marriages," and "The Grass is Singing."

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Download or read book Doris Lessing written by Lorna Sage and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-10-21 with total page 90 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Doris Lessing was one of the most impressive, prolific and vital of twentieth century writers. Her fiction is obsessed with the workings of cultural change and she radically extended the novel’s scope – most famously and influentially in The Golden Notebook – by questioning the realist tradition she inherited and the wider social beliefs about self, sexuality and authority which that tradition symbolized. This study, originally published in 1983, surveys her epic output from her early, African writings to her later experiments with space fiction. It traces her struggles to decentre imaginative life and to erase and to redraw the boundaries of our mental maps in favour of values on the margins of the official culture.

Doris Lessing

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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015002384090
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Download or read book Doris Lessing written by Simon Serfaty and published by Greenwood. This book was released on 1981 with total page 139 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Product information not available.

Under My Skin

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Download or read book Under My Skin written by Doris Lessing and published by . This book was released on 1994 with total page 419 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This first part of Doris Lessing's autobiography covers her African childhood and youth, her involvement in communist politics, and her departure for England and a new life. It is a self-portrait of a woman who lived through an extraordinary time, the end of the British Empire in Africa. high-stepping over the empty distances of the Cape, travelling in ox carts to the new African farm with trunks full of Liberty material and English silver - so begins Doris Lessing's childhood. daughter of middle-class English parents lured by the false promises of the Empire Exhibition to seek their fortune in African farming. For her parents, life in dry, dusty Africa never fulfilled its expectations, but for Doris Lessing, her early life in Southern Rhodesia, with its contradictions and complexities, proved to be fundamental to her evolution as a writer. marriage, the rapturous births of her children, the abandonment of her family to gain independence and a political life, and her second marriage to Gottfried Lessing, an authoritarian, rigorous communist. The book ends as she loses hope of ever changing Africa, and prepares to leave for England with the manuscript of her first novel, The Grass is Springing - the key to a new life.

African Stories

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ISBN 10 : 9781476767154
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Download or read book African Stories written by Doris Lessing and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2014-06-24 with total page 672 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is Doris Lessing s Africa where she lived for twenty-five years and where so much of her interest and concern still resides. Here in these stories, Lessing explores the complexities, the agonies and joys, and the textures of life in Africa.

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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015002384116
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Download or read book Doris Lessing written by Rotraut Spiegel and published by Peter Lang Pub Incorporated. This book was released on 1980 with total page 173 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The development of Doris Lessing's art from the traditional realism of her early novels to modernist works like -The Golden Notebook- and -Briefing for a Descent Into Hell- has been criticised as escapism. A detailed formal and thematic analysis of three representative novels shows that the modernism of Doris Lessing's later work is a result of the author's radicalized understanding of our collective alienation. Far from indicating a betrayal of her humanistic commitment, it is a measure of the sincerity of this author's concern with the -ancient dream of free man-."