Who is Doris Lessing?

  • (noun): English author of novels and short stories who grew up in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) (born in 1919).
    Synonyms: Lessing, Doris May Lessing

Doris Lessing

Doris May Lessing CH (née Tayler; born 22 October 1919) is a 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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Doris Lessing - List of Works
... (1962) Poetry Fourteen Poems (1959) The Wolf People – INPOPA Anthology 2002 (poems by Lessing, Robert Twigger and T.H ...
Dancing At The Edge Of The World - Contents - Reviews
... Lewis" 1978 "Close Encounters, Star Wars, and the Tertium Quid" 1979 "Shikasta, by Doris Lessing" 1980 "Two from Venom" 1980 "Freddy's Book and Vlemk, by John Gardner" 1980 "The Marriage ...
Booker Prize Winners - Shortlists
... John Fowles Lady Antonia Fraser Philip Toynbee Thomas Kilroy The Big Chapel Faber Faber Doris Lessing Briefing for a Descent into Hell Jonathan Cape ... Hermione Lee Molly Keane Good Behaviour Deutsch Doris Lessing The Sirian Experiments Jonathan Cape Ian McEwan The Comfort of Strangers Jonathan Cape Ann Schlee Rhine Journey Macmillan Muriel Spark Loitering ... Carr The Battle of Pollocks Crossing Viking Doris Lessing The Good Terrorist Jonathan Cape Jan Morris Last Letters from Hav Viking Iris Murdoch The Good Apprentice ...

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    War. Fighting. Men ... every man in the whole realm is in the army.... Every man in uniform ... An economy entirely geared to war ... but there is not much war ... hardly any fighting ... yet every man a soldier from birth till death ... Men ... all men for fighting ... but no war, no wars to fight ... what is it, what does it mean?”
    Doris Lessing (b. 1919)

    It seems to me that we do not know nearly enough about ourselves; that we do not often enough wonder if our lives, or some events and times in our lives, may not be analogues or metaphors or echoes of evolvements and happenings going on in other people?—or animals?—even forests or oceans or rocks?—in this world of ours or, even, in worlds or dimensions elsewhere.
    —Doris Lessing (b. 1919)