Lessing, Doris May 1919-
Most widely held works about Doris May Lessing
Most widely held works by Doris May Lessing
The golden notebook by Doris May Lessing ( Book )
228 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in 20 languages and held by 3,416 libraries worldwide
The experiences of two women provide the framework for an intense literary study of liberated womanhood, in a new edition--which includes an author biography and publication history--of a novel originally published in 1962.
The fifth child by Doris May Lessing ( Book )
108 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in 15 languages and held by 3,025 libraries worldwide
A self-satisfied couple intent on raising a happy family is shocked by the birth of an abnormal and brutal fifth child.
The summer before the dark by Doris May Lessing ( Book )
139 editions published between 1973 and 2009 in 17 languages and held by 2,773 libraries worldwide
With her children grown and her husband away in America for several months, Kate Brown finds herself alone for the first time in twenty years
The good terrorist by Doris May Lessing ( Book )
84 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 15 languages and held by 2,476 libraries worldwide
A detailed sociopolitical portrait of everyday life within a terrorist group in contemporary London. Alice Mellings mothers a collection of squatters in an abandoned house. The group evolves from radicals in spirit to revolutionaries in practice.
The memoirs of a survivor by Doris May Lessing ( Book )
98 editions published between 1963 and 2010 in 19 languages and held by 2,348 libraries worldwide
Fremtidsroman om tilværelsen som totalt kaos efter en ny storkrig, hvorved forbrugersamfundets velstand går til grunde.
Love, again : a novel by Doris May Lessing ( Book )
69 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in 17 languages and held by 2,171 libraries worldwide
An old woman falls in love with a man who could be her grandson. She is Sarah Durham, 65, a widow working in the theater in England and she develops a passion for a young actor. A look at love in the golden age by the author of The Golden Notebook.
The grass is singing by Doris May Lessing ( Book )
219 editions published between 1950 and 2009 in 22 languages and held by 2,123 libraries worldwide
Set in South Africa under white rule, Doris Lessing's first novel is both a riveting chronicle of human disintegration and a beautifully understated social critique.
Under my skin by Doris May Lessing ( Book )
40 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in 11 languages and held by 2,112 libraries worldwide
"This, the first volume of Doris Lessing's autobiography, begins with her childhood in Africa and ends on her arrival in London in 1949 with the typescript of her first novel, The Grass is Singing, in her suitcase." "The book recalls her own mind as a child, and the life of a child, with almost overwhelming immediacy, mapping the growth first of her consciousness, then, in adolescence, of her sexuality, and later, as a young woman, of her political beliefs. The African landscape (described with great lyricism), her often angry and combative relationship with her parents, her intense awareness of her own body, her passionate involvement with other people and indeed with everything around her are all here very, very powerfully present." "Under My Skin shows a woman uncompromising, from the beginning, in every aspect, who breaks all the rules, who battles at every turn against her upbringing and environment, who looks on the world clear and hard; and yet who also displays a softness, a wonderful sense of humor, a compassion for human failure."--BOOK JACKET.
Stories by Doris May Lessing ( Book )
21 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,058 libraries worldwide
Collects all of the acclaimed writer's stories, except those which deal with life in Africa, presenting intact a major aspect of her work.
The sweetest dream by Doris May Lessing ( Book )
49 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in 9 languages and held by 2,056 libraries worldwide
The story of an extended family that spans the 20th century but has its fulcrum in the 60s.
Briefing for a descent into Hell by Doris May Lessing ( Book )
80 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in 11 languages and held by 2,024 libraries worldwide
Charles Watkins, a professor of Classics at Cambridge University, has suffered a breakdown. Confined to a mental hospital as his friends and doctors attempt to bring him back to reality, Watkins has embarked on a tremendous psychological adventure that takes him from a spinning raft in the Atlantic to a ruined stone city on a tropical island to an outer-space journey through singing planets. As he travels in his mind through memory and the farther reaches of imagination, his doctors try to subdue him with ever more powerful drugs in a competition for his soul.
The four-gated city by Doris May Lessing ( Book )
78 editions published between 1969 and 2008 in 8 languages and held by 1,959 libraries worldwide
Martha Quest er nu i koldkrigstidens London. Hun går rundt på må og få, flytter ind hos en forfatter og passer hans sindssyge kone og deres barn. Romanen afsluttes med en fremtidsvision.
Shikasta : re, colonised planet 5 : personal, psychological, historical documents relating to visit by Johor (George Sherban) emissary (grade 9) 87th of the period of the last days by Doris May Lessing ( Book )
19 editions published between 1979 and 2008 in English and held by 1,913 libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: This is the first volume in the series of novels Doris Lessing calls collectively Canopus in Argos: Archives. Presented as a compilation of documents, reports, letters, speeches and journal entries, this purports to be a general study of the planet Shikasta-clearly the planet Earth-to be used by history students of the higher planet Canopus and to be stored in the Canopian archives. For eons, galactic empires have struggled against one another, and Shikasta is one of the main battlegrounds. Johar, an emissary from Canopus and the primary contributor to the archives, visits Shikasta over the millennia from the time of the giants and the biblical great flood up to the present. With every visit he tries to distract Shikastans from the evil influences of the planet Shammat but notes with dismay the ever-growing chaos and destruction of Shikasta as its people hurl themselves towards World War III and annihilation.
African laughter : four visits to Zimbabwe by Doris May Lessing ( Book )
27 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and French and held by 1,883 libraries worldwide
"A highly personal story about returning to her African roots by the eminent British writer, African Laughter is also a rich and penetrating portrait of Doris Lessing's homeland. In it she recounts the visits she made to Zimbabwe in 1982, 1988, 1989 and 1992, after being exiled from the old Southern Rhodesia for twenty-five years for her opposition to the white minority government." "The visits constitute an unforgettable journey to the heart of a country whose history, landscape, people and spirit are evoked by Lessing in a dazzling narrative of vivid detail and poignant scenes. Swooping from the verandahs to the grass roots and back again, noting the kinds of changes that can be appreciated only by one who has lived there before, Lessing embraces every facet of life in Zimbabwe from the lost animals of the bush to political corruption, from AIDS to a successful communal enterprise created by poor rural blacks. She talks with white farmers and black storytellers, reflecting on the easy mix of races in Zimbabwe today, in contrast with the racism of the past. She admires the new role of women in bringing about revolutionary social change." "African Laughter is a book about memory. Lessing evokes her childhood on an isolated farm in the bush, her parents and brother. And she explores the often unexpected ways in which elements of the past - African traditions and white customs - survive and knit themselves into contemporary life." "A passionate, profound and utterly original book, African Laughter uses memory and reminiscence together with recent experience to create an impressionistic picture of a country in the process of energetic change."--BOOK JACKET.
African stories by Doris May Lessing ( Book )
46 editions published between 1964 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 1,806 libraries worldwide
Black Madonna -- Trinket Box -- Pig -- Traitors --Old Chief Mshlanga -- Sunrise on the Veld -- No witchcraft for sale -- Second hut -- Nuisance -- De wets come to Kloof Grange -- Little Tembi -- Leopard George -- Winter in July -- Home for the Highland Cattle -- Eldorado --Antheap -- Hunger -- Wrds he said -- Lucy Grange -- Mild Attack of Locusts -- Flavours of exile -- Getting off the Altitude -- Road to the Big City -- Flight -- Plants and girls -- Sun between their feet -- Letter from home --New man -- Story of two dogs.
The cleft by Doris May Lessing ( Book )
34 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 9 languages and held by 1,801 libraries worldwide
In an ancient society solely populated by women whose childbirth cycles are controlled by the moon, community harmony is thrown into jeopardy by the unheralded birth of a boy, whose existence brings into awareness the role of gender in virtually every aspect of daily life.
Alfred and Emily by Doris May Lessing ( Book )
53 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 1,784 libraries worldwide
In a personal meditation on family, war, and memory, the author re-imagines the lives of her parents if World War I had not happened, and also relates the facts of their lives in the wake of the war's devastation.
The grandmothers : four short novels by Doris May Lessing ( Book )
48 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 1,761 libraries worldwide
Presents four short novels by award-winning author Doris Lessing, featuring the title work about two women who fall in love with each other's teenage sons, and including "Victoria and the Staveneys," "The Reason for It," and "A Love Child."
Mara and Dann : an adventure by Doris May Lessing ( Book )
35 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in 8 languages and held by 1,742 libraries worldwide
In a world destroyed by environmental damage, a people trek north in search of the remnants of civilization. They include two children and it is through their eyes that the novel analyzes the real meaning of civilization.
Walking in the shade : volume two of my autobiography, 1949-1962 by Doris May Lessing ( Book )
30 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and French and held by 1,657 libraries worldwide
[This] autobiography covers the years 1949-62, from [Doris Lessing's] arrival in war-weary London with her son, Peter, and the manuscript for her first novel, The Grass is Singing, under her arm to the publication of her most famous work of fiction, The Golden Notebook. She describes how communism dominated the intellectual life of the 1950s and how she, like nearly all communists, became disillusioned with extreme and rhetorical politics and left communism behind. Evoking the bohemian days of a young writer and single mother, [she] speaks openly about her writing process, her friends and lovers, her involvement in the theater, and her political activities. [This book] is [a] social history as well as Doris Lessing's Sentimental Education. -Back cover.
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