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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... Fraser Philip Toynbee Thomas Kilroy The Big Chapel Faber Faber Doris Lessing Briefing for a Descent into Hell Jonathan Cape Mordecai Richler St Urbain's Horseman Weidenfeld Nicolson Derek ... Brian Aldiss Joan Bakewell Samuel Hynes 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 ... 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 Chatto Windus 1986 Kingsley Amis The Old Devils ...
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... 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 Between Zones Three, Four and Five, by ...
Doris Lessing - List of Works
... Novels The Grass Is Singing (1950) (filmed as Killing Heat (1981)) Retreat to Innocence (1956) The Golden Notebook (1962) Briefing for a Descent into Hell (1971) The Summer Before the Dark (1973) Memoirs of a Survivor (1974) The Diary of a Good Neighbour (as Jane Somers, 1983) If the Old Could.. ... (as Jane Somers, 1984) The Good Terrorist (1985) The Fifth Child (1988) Love, Again (1996) Mara and Dann (1999) Ben, in the World (2000) – sequel to The Fifth Child The Sweetest Dream (2001) The Story of General Dann and Mara's Daughter, Griot and the Snow Dog (2005) – sequel to Mara and Dann The Cleft (2007) Alfred and Emily (2008) The Children of Violence series Martha Quest (1952) A Proper Marriage (1954) A Ripple from the Storm (1958) Landlocked (1965) The Four-Gated City (1969) The Canopus in Argos Archives series Shikasta (1979) The Marriages Between Zones Three, Four and Five (1980) The Sirian Experiments (1980) The Making of the Representative for Planet 8 (1982) The Sentimental Agents in the Volyen Empire (1983) Opera libretti The Making of the Representative for Planet 8 (music by Philip Glass, 1986) The Marriages Between Zones Three, Four and Five (music by Philip Glass, 1997) Comics Playing the Game (graphic novel illustrated by Charlie Adlard, 1995) Drama Each His Own Wilderness (three plays, 1959) Play with a Tiger (1962) Poetry Fourteen Poems (1959) The Wolf People – INPOPA Anthology 2002 (poems by Lessing, Robert Twigger and T.H ...

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    Yet there is a mystery here and it is not one that I understand: without the sting of otherness, of—even—the vicious, without the terrible energies of the underside of health, sanity, sense, then nothing works or can work. I tell you that goodness-what we in our ordinary daylight selves call goodness: the ordinary, the decent—these are nothing without the hidden powers that pour forth continually from their shadow sides. Their hidden aspects contained and tempered.
    Doris Lessing (b. 1919)

    What lies behind facts like these: that so recently one could not have said Scott was not perfect without earning at least sorrowful disapproval; that a year after the Gang of Four were perfect, they were villains; that in the fifties in the United States a nothing-man called McCarthy was able to intimidate and terrorise sane and sensible people, but that in the sixties young people summoned before similar committees simply laughed.
    —Doris Lessing (b. 1919)