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Lessing, Doris 1919-2013

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The golden notebook by Doris Lessing( Book )

410 editions published between 1960 and 2019 in 10 languages and held by 5,288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The experiences of two women provide the framework for this intense literary study of liberated womanhood
The fifth child by Doris Lessing( Book )

172 editions published between 1983 and 2019 in 11 languages and held by 3,612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amid the turbulent 1960's, Harriet and David Lovatt manage to insulate their family from outside turmoil, until the birth of Ben, who is abnormally strong, demanding, and violent
The grass is singing by Doris Lessing( Book )

383 editions published between 1950 and 2019 in 11 languages and held by 3,444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in South Africa under white rule, [this book is] both a ... chronicle of human disintegration and an ... understated social critique. Mary Turner is a self-confident, independent young woman who becomes the depressed, frustrated wife of an ineffectual, unsuccessful farmer. Little by little the ennui of years on the farm work their slow poison, and Mary's despair progresses until the fateful arrival of an enigmatic and virile black servant, Moses ... Mary and Moses - master and slave - are trapped in a web of mounting attraction and repulsion.-Back cover
The summer before the dark by Doris Lessing( Book )

160 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 3,065 WorldCat member 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 Lessing( Book )

115 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,660 WorldCat member 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 Lessing( Book )

151 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 2,623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses the daily activities of one doctor to describe the work of a pediatrician
Love, again : a novel by Doris Lessing( Book )

119 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in 12 languages and held by 2,333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first new novel from Doris Lessing in more than seven years, Love, Again tells the story of a sixty-five-year-old woman who falls in love. Or rather, Sarah Durham falls into a state of love, which is another country altogether, and struggles to maintain her sanity while there. Widowed for many years, with grown children, Sarah is a writer who works in the theater in London. When she falls in love with a seductive young actor, the beautiful and androgynous twenty-eight-year-old Bill, and then with the more mature, thirty-five-year-old director Henry, Sarah finds herself in a state of longing and desire she thought the province of younger women. This richly textured novel explores the affinities and connections between romantic love, depression and grief, homesickness and the emotional deprivations of childhood. The two men with whom Sarah falls in love, one after the other, cause her to relive her own stages of growing up, from immature and infantile love to the mature
Briefing for a descent into Hell by Doris Lessing( Book )

110 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unidentified man is admitted to a London hospital after he is found wandering on the Embankment. Later identified as a Cambridge lecturer, he remains oblivious to his past life. This novel develops the idea that mental illness can be a liberating experience for both the individual and society
Stories by Doris Lessing( Book )

33 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This wide-ranging collection of stories by the renowned Nobel Laureate - spanning more than two decades of her career - highlights her singular gifts for portraying the complex lives of men and women in a modern, often alienating world." "Included are seminal stories like "To Room Nineteen," in which a woman reacts against the oppression of her banal marriage with dreadful results, and "One off the Short List," which traces the surprising conclusion to a seduction gone awry. In "The Habit of Loving," a lonely older man who takes a vivacious young wife witnesses an unexpected reversal of intimacy. Here also are two classic novellas, The Temptation of Jack Orkney and The Other Woman, exemplifying Lessing's impressive understanding of her characters' psychology
The four-gated city by Doris Lessing( Book )

109 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After moving to London, Martha Quest finds herself being drawn toward a Bohem way of life
The sweetest dream by Doris Lessing( Book )

65 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frances Lennox ladles out dinner every night to the motley, exuberant, youthful crew assembled around her hospitable table--her two sons and their friends, girlfriends, ex-friends, and fresh-off-the-street friends. It's the early 1960s and certainly "everything is for the best in the best of all possible worlds." Except financial circumstances demand that Frances and her sons live with her proper ex-mother-in-law. And her ex-husband, Comrade Johnny, has just dumped his second wife's problem child at Frances's feet. And the world's political landscape has suddenly become surreal beyond imagination.... Set against the backdrop of the decade that changed the world forever, The Sweetest Dream is a riveting look at a group of people who dared to dream--and faced the inevitable cleanup afterward--from one of the greatest writers of our time. --
The Oxford book of short stories by V. S Pritchett( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1,956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Walter Scott / The Two Drovers, Nathaniel Hawthorne/ The Birthmark, Edgar Allan Poe / The Fall Of The House Of Usher, ETC
African stories by Doris Lessing( Book )

58 editions published between 1951 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of the best of Doris Lessing's short stories and a couple of novellas all set in her native Africa. From Rhodesia to Kenya and such we see many different stories and perspectives. We meet colonial Boers, English farmers, native legends, native peoples, miners, scholars, women, children, men, hunters, animals- just about everything! Her stories begin in the early part of the 1900s and as they progress into the 1950s and 1960s the political tone changes with the times without being a political narrative. The focus is on people and storytelling. Doris Lessing is known as one of the best writers in English fiction
The cleft by Doris Lessing( Book )

62 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 1,894 WorldCat member 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
Martha Quest : a complete novel from Doris Lessing's masterwork, Children of violence by Doris Lessing( Book )

166 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 1,882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intelligent, sensitive, and fiercely passionate, Martha Quest is a young woman living on a farm in Africa, feeling her way through the torments of adolescence and early womanhood. She is a romantic idealistic in revolt against the puritan snobbery of her parents, trying to live to the full with every nerve, emotion, and instinct laid bare to experience. For her, this is a time of solitary reading daydreams, dancing -- and the first disturbing encounters with sex. The first of Doris Lessing's timeless Children of Violence novels, Martha Quest is an endearing masterpiece.>
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 Lessing( Book )

39 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and held by 1,846 WorldCat member 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
The marriages between zones three, four, and five (as narrated by the chroniclers of zone three) by Doris Lessing( Book )

42 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The novel takes place in three of six metaphysical Zones that encircle the planet Shikasta (an allegorical Earth), and concerns two ordained marriages that link the patriarchal and militaristic Zone Four with the matriarchal and egalitarian Zone Three, and the tribal and barbaric Zone Five. The story is told from the point of view of the matriarchal utopian Zone Three, and is about gender conflict and the breaking down of barriers between the sexes. Lessing called the Canopus in Argos series "space fiction", but The Marriages Between Zones Three, Four and Five is generally referred to as feminist science fiction
Ben, in the world : the sequel to The fifth child by Doris Lessing( Book )

49 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben, now grown and in the care of good-hearted prostitute Rita and her boyfriend, unknowingly helps them transport drugs to Paris
The grandmothers : four short novels by Doris Lessing( Book )

27 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Russian and held by 1,550 WorldCat member 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 Lessing( Book )

32 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,479 WorldCat member 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
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The fifth child
The fifth childThe grass is singingThe summer before the darkThe good terroristThe memoirs of a survivorLove, again : a novelBriefing for a descent into HellStories
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controlled identitySomers, Jane, 1919-2013


Doris Lessing

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Doris Lessing British novelist, poet, playwright, librettist, biographer and short story writer

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Doris Lessing escritora británica y premio Nobel de Literatura 2007

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Lessingk, Ntoris 1919-

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Lessingova, Doris

Lessingová, Doris, 1919-2013

Līssīnǧ, Dūrīs, 1919-2013

Somers , Jane

Somers, Jane, 1919-

Somers Jane 1919-2013

Tayler, Doris May

Tayler, Doris May, 1919-2003

Tayler, Doris May 1919-2013

Tayler May, Doris 1919-2013

Λέσινγκ, Ντόρις.

Ντόρις Λέσινγκ

Дорис Лесинг

Дорис Лессинг английская писательница-фантаст, лауреат Нобелевской премии по литературе 2007 года

Дорис Лессинг инглиз фантасы

Дорис Лессиң

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Лессинг Д. 1919-

Лессинг, Дори, 1919-2013

Лессинг Дорис

Лессинг, Дорис 1919-

Лессинг, Дорис, 1919-2013

Лессинг, Дорис Мэй

Мэй Тейлор Д. 1919-2013

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דוריס לסינג סופרת בריטית

‏לסינג, דוריס,‏ ‏1919־

לסינג, דוריס 1919-2013

לסינג, דוריס מי, 1919-2013

לעסינג, דוריס 1919-

دوريس ليسنج، 1919-2013

دوريس ليسينج

دوريس ليسينج، 1919-

دوريس ليسينغ كاتبة وروائية بريطانية

دوريس ليسينڭ

دوریس لسینق

دوریس لسینگ

دوریس لسینگ نویسنده و شاعر بریتانیایی

ليسينج, دوريس.

ليسينج، دوريس، 1919-2013

ڈورس لیسنگ

डोरिस लेसिंग

डोरिस लेसिङ्ग

ডোরিস লেসিং ব্রিটিশ উপন্যাসিক, কবি, নাট্যকার, উদারপন্থী, জীবনীকার, ছোটগল্প রচয়িতা এবং নোবেল বিজয়ী

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레싱, 도리스 1919-2013

레싱, 도리스 메이 1919-2013

테일러, 도리스 메이 1919-2013


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