Poetry Books by Doris Lessing

Doris Lessing Books, Doris Lessing poetry book Doris Lessing Authors: Simon Serfaty, Doris Lessing
Publisher: Greenwood
Published Date: 1981
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
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Doris Lessing Books, Doris Lessing poetry book Martha Quest Authors: Doris Lessing
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Published Date: 1990
Categories: Africa, Southern
The first book in the Children of Violence series, a quintet of novels tracing the life of Martha Quest from her childhood in colonial Africa through to old age in a post-nuclear Britain. The other novels are A Proper Marriage, A Ripple from the Storm, Landlocked and The Four-Gated City.

Doris Lessing Books, Doris Lessing poetry book Walking in the Shade Authors: Doris Lessing
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Published Date: 1998
Categories: London (England)
This is Doris Lessing's follow-up to the first part of her autobiography, Under My Skin. Here, we move into the heyday of her career, sparked off by the international success of her first novel in 1950. She went on to forge a unique role for herself in British literary and political life.

Doris Lessing Books, Doris Lessing poetry book Doris Lessing Authors: Alice Ridout, Susan Watkins
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Published Date: 2009-10-13
Categories: Literary Criticism
An edited collection offering up-to-date critical coverage of a wide range of Lessing's work.

Doris Lessing Books, Doris Lessing poetry book To Room Nineteen Authors: Doris Lessing
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Published Date: 2002
Categories: Short stories
From To Room Nineteen, a study of a controlled middle class marriage grounded in intelligence, to the shocking A Woman on the Roof, where a workman becomes obsessed with a pretty sunbather, this collection of stories bears witness to Doris Lessing's perspective on the human condition.

Doris Lessing Books, Doris Lessing poetry book Briefing for a Descent Into Hell Authors: Doris Lessing
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Published Date: 2012-11-01
Categories: Fiction
A study of a man beyond the verge of a nervous breakdown, this is a brilliant and disturbing novel by Doris Lessing, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Doris Lessing Books, Doris Lessing poetry book Shikasta Authors: Doris Lessing
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Published Date: 1994
Categories: English fiction
From Doris Lessing, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, this is the first instalment in the visionary novel cycle 'Canopus in Argos: Archives'. The story of the final days of our planet is told through the reports of Johor, an emissary sent from Canopus. Earth, now named Shikasta (the Stricken) by the kindly, paternalistic Canopeans who colonised it many centuries ago, is under the influence of the evil empire of Puttiora. War, famine, disease and environmental disasters ravage the planet. To Johor, mankind is a 'totally crazed species', racing towards annihilation: his orders to save humanity set him what seems to be an impossible task. Blending myth, fable and allegory, Doris Lessing's astonishing visionary creation both reflects and redefines the history of our own world from its earliest beginnings to an inevitable, tragic self-destruction.

Doris Lessing Books, Doris Lessing poetry book London Observed Authors: Doris Lessing
Publisher: HarperPerennial
Published Date: 1993
Categories: Fiction
Across eighteen short stories, Lessing dissects London and its inhabitants with the power for truth and compassion to be expected of the Nobel Prize for Literature 2007. 'During that first year in England, I had a vision of London I cannot recall now ... it was a nightmare city that I lived in for a year. Then, one evening, walking across the park, the light welded buildings, trees and scarlet buses into something familiar and beautiful, and I knew myself to be at home.' Lessing's vision of London - a place of nightmares and wonder - underpins this brilliantly multifaceted collection of stories about the city, seen from a cafe table, a hospital bed, the back seat of a taxi, a hospital casualty department; seen, as always, unflinchingly, and compellingly depicted.

Doris Lessing Books, Doris Lessing poetry book Love Again Authors: Doris Lessing
Publisher: Harper Collins
Published Date: 2009-10-13
Categories: Fiction
Love, Again tells the story of a 65-year-old woman who falls in love and struggles to maintain her sanity. Widowed for many years, with grown children, Sarah is a writer who works in the theater in London. During the production of a play, she falls in love with a seductive young actor, the beautiful and androgynous 28-year-old Bill, and then with the more mature 35-year-old director Henry. Finding herself in a state of longing and desire that she had thought was the province of younger women, Sarah is compelled to explore and examine her own personal history of love, from her earliest childhood desires to her most recent obsessions. The result is a brilliant anatomy of love from a master of human psychology who remains one of the most daring writers of fiction at work today.

Doris Lessing Books, Doris Lessing poetry book Conversations Authors: Doris Lessing
Publisher:
Published Date: 1994
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Collects conversations with the writer spanning the 1960s to the 1990s

Doris Lessing Books, Doris Lessing poetry book The Grandmothers Authors: Doris Lessing
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Published Date: 2012-03-29
Categories: Fiction
Four novellas by Doris Lessing, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, that once again show her to be unequalled in her ability to capture the truth of the human condition.

Doris Lessing Books, Doris Lessing poetry book Prisons We Choose to Live Inside Authors: Doris Lessing
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Published Date: 2013-11-28
Categories: Social Science
The companion to a series of lectures given by Lessing, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, in which she addresses some of the most important questions facing us today.

Doris Lessing Books, Doris Lessing poetry book The Summer Before the Dark Authors: Doris Lessing
Publisher: Vintage
Published Date: 2010-11-17
Categories: Fiction
As the summer begins, Kate Brown -- attractive, intelligent, forty five, happily enough married, with a house in the London suburbs and three grown children -- has no reason to expect anything will change. But when the summer ends, the woman she was -- living behind a protective camouflage of feminine charm and caring -- no longer exists. This novel. Doris Lessing's brilliant excursion into the terrifying stretch of time between youth and old age, is her journey: from London to Turkey to Spain, from husband to lover to madness: on the road to a frightening new independence and a confrontation with self that lets her, finally, come truly of age.

Doris Lessing Books, Doris Lessing poetry book African Stories Authors: Doris Lessing
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Published Date: 2014-06-24
Categories: Fiction
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.

Doris Lessing Books, Doris Lessing poetry book The Grass is Singing Authors: Doris Lessing
Publisher: Heinemann
Published Date: 1973
Categories: Africa
This murder story features a Rhodesian farmer's wife and her houseboy.

Doris Lessing Books, Doris Lessing poetry book The Doris Lessing Reader Authors: Doris Lessing
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
Published Date: 1989
Categories: English fiction
This reader has been assembled by Doris Lessing herself, and it provides a representative introduction to both her fiction and non-fiction. The book enables the reader to see her ideas evolve over the years as they recur and develop throughout her work.

Doris Lessing Books, Doris Lessing poetry book A Home for the Highland Cattle and the Antheap Authors: Doris Lessing
Publisher: Broadview Press
Published Date: 2003-08-20
Categories: Fiction
Doris Lessing's two short novels A Home for the Highland Cattle, a wry portrait of African settler society, and The Antheap, set in the gold fields of the former Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), were originally published in Five (1953), a collection of Lessing's shorter fictional works. This Broadview edition includes both novels, as well as a critical introduction and a rich selection of primary source material, such as excerpts from interviews with Doris Lessing, short fiction by contemporary African women writers, reviews, and historical documents focussing on race and socio-economic conditions in the former Southern Rhodesia.



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