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Doris Lessing

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Doris Lessing's Biography

Doris May Lessing CH (née Tayler; born 22 October 1919) is a Zimbabwean-British novelist, poet, playwright, librettist, biographer and short story writer. Her novels include The Grass Is Singing (1950), the sequence of five novels collectively called Children of Violence (1952–69), The Golden Notebook (1962), The Good Terrorist (1985), and five novels collectively known as Canopus in Argos: Archives (1979–1983).

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  • 12 Amazing Books That Pass The Bechdel Test

      News Source: The Huffington Post | 1 month ago
    The Avengers and A Million Ways to Die in the West , not so much. The Bechdel Test, proposed by cartoonist Alison Bechdel in a 1985 Dykes To Watch Out For strip, evaluates movies based on a three-pronged question: Are there two women in it?...This
  • Book cover cliches: have you spotted recurrent designs?

      News Source: The Guardian | 1 month ago
    SimonMStevens Why is it that books about Africa always look the same?...This followed a Twitterstorm triggered by a tweet from SimonMStevens: Like so many (wildly varying) writers on Africa, Adichie gets the acacia tree sunset treatment... ( @
  • AQA set texts for English GCSE plumbs new depths of cultural incoherence

      News Source: Guardian Unlimited | 1 month ago
    Striving for educational relevance, AQA has dived into the shallow end, and sustained severe concussion...Rarely have the words of Alexander Pope a writer who must be a stranger to this board been better illustrated: "A little learning is a dangerous

Doris Lessing Blogs

  • in the U.S. | Doris Lessing Conference 2014

      Blog Source: dorislessing2014.com | 3 months ago
    After the New York ordeal, she flew West to San Francisco. "I walked all over it, and I feel as if I know it. It's the only way to visit a city. But I didn't stay as long as I intended. The children of some friends were driving East, and
  • In Search of Smarts: The Golden Notebook: A Portrait of the ...

      Blog Source: insearchofsmarts.blogspot.com | 3 months ago
    Doris Lessing's The Golden Notebook is the perfect companion piece to Ken Kesey's One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest. They were both published in 1962, and both are concerned with madness in the modern world and the role that sexual ...
  • British Poetry of the First World War | Wadham College, ...

      Blog Source: bams.ac.uk | 3 months ago
    10th July 2014: Tactic Gallery,@Cork. wp.me/p1MEje-mg 1 hour ago; Symposium: Twin Practices – Writing and Painting wp.me/p1MEje-me 1 hour ago; CFP Doris Lessing: An International Conference wp.me/p1MEje-m7 1 hour ago.

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