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 ... Bakewell Samuel Hynes Hermione Lee Molly Keane Good Behaviour Deutsch Doris Lessing The Sirian Experiments Jonathan Cape Ian McEwan The Comfort of Strangers Jonathan ... 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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... 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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... 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 Between ...

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    For my father, who used to sit, hour after hour, night after night, outside our house in Africa, watching the stars “Well,” he would say, “if we blow ourselves up, there’s plenty more where we came from!”
    Doris Lessing (b. 1919)

    What a phenomenon it has been—science fiction, space fiction—exploding out of nowhere, unexpectedly of course, as always happens when the human mind is being forced to expand; this time starwards, galaxy-wise, and who knows where next.
    —Doris Lessing (b. 1919)