PRISONS WE CHOOSE TO LIVE INSIDE

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Prisons We Choose To Live Inside

Author : Doris Lessing
ISBN : 9781770890220
Genre : Social Science
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In her 1985 CBC Massey Lectures Doris Lessing addresses the question of personal freedom and individual responsibility in a world increasingly prone to political rhetoric, mass emotions, and inherited structures of unquestioned belief. The Nobel Prize-winning author of more than thirty books, Doris Lessing is one of our most challenging and important writers.
Category: Social Science

Prisons We Choose To Live Inside

Author : Doris Lessing
ISBN : 9780062295019
Genre : Philosophy
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The celebrated author explores new ways to view ourselves and the society we live in, and gives us fresh answers to such enduring questions as how to think for ourselves and understand what we know.
Category: Philosophy

Prisons We Choose To Live Inside

Author : Doris Lessing
ISBN : 9780007544479
Genre : Social Science
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The companion to a series of lectures given by Lessing, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, in which she addresses some of the most important questions facing us today.
Category: Social Science

The Summer Before The Dark

Author : Doris Lessing
ISBN : 9780307390622
Genre : Fiction
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In a single summer Kate Brown journeys from turkey to Spain, and from husband to lover to madness, shedding the protective parts of her personality in this coming-of-age story from the Nobel Prize-winning author of The Grass is Singing. Reprint.
Category: Fiction

The Golden Notebook

Author : Doris Lessing
ISBN : 9780061582486
Genre : Fiction
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Anna is a writer, author of one very successful novel, who now keeps four notebooks. In one, with a black cover, she reviews the African experience of her earlier years. In a red one she records her political life, her disillusionment with communism. In a yellow one she writes a novel in which the heroine relives part of her own experience. And in a blue one she keeps a personal diary. Finally, in love with an American writer and threatened with insanity, Anna resolves to bring the threads of all four books together in a golden notebook. Doris Lessing's best-known and most influential novel, The Golden Notebook retains its extraordinary power and relevance decades after its initial publication.
Category: Fiction

Time Bites

Author : Doris Lessing
ISBN : 9780061967740
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In this collection of the very best of Doris Lessing's essays, we are treated to the wisdom and keen insight of a writer who has learned, over the course of a brilliant career spanning more than half a century, to read the world differently. From imagining the secret sex life of Tolstoy to the secrets of Sufism, from reviews of classic books to commentaries on world politics, these essays cover an impressive range of subjects, cultures, periods, and themes, yet they are remarkably consistent in one key regard: Lessing's clear-eyed vision and clearly expressed prose.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Fifth Child

Author : Doris Lessing
ISBN : 9780307777645
Genre : Fiction
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Doris Lessing's contemporary gothic horror story—centered on the birth of a baby who seems less than human—probes society's unwillingness to recognize its own brutality.Harriet and David Lovatt, parents of four children, have created an idyll of domestic bliss in defiance of the social trends of late 1960s England. While around them crime and unrest surge, the Lovatts are certain that their old-fashioned contentment can protect them from the world outside—until the birth of their fifth baby. Gruesomely goblin-like in appearance, insatiably hungry, abnormally strong and violent, Ben has nothing innocent or infant-like about him. As he grows older and more terrifying, Harriet finds she cannot love him, David cannot bring himself to touch him, and their four older children are afraid of him. Understanding that he will never be accepted anywhere, Harriet and David are torn between their instincts as parents and their shocked reaction to this fierce and unlovable child whose existence shatters their belief in a benign world. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Fiction

The Grandmothers

Author : Doris Lessing
ISBN : 0061847666
Genre : Fiction
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In the title novel, two friends fall in love with each other's teenage sons, and these passions last for years, until the women end them, vowing a respectable old age. In Victoria and the Staveneys, a young woman gives birth to a child of mixed race and struggles with feelings of estrangement as her daughter gets drawn into a world of white privilege. The Reason for It traces the birth, faltering, and decline of an ancient culture, with enlightening modern resonances. A Love Child features a World War II soldier who believes he has fathered a love child during a fleeting wartime romance and cannot be convinced otherwise.
Category: Fiction

The Four Gated City

Author : Doris Lessing
ISBN : 9780007455577
Genre : Fiction
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The fifth and final book in the Nobel Prize for Literature winner’s ‘Children of Violence’ series tracing the life of Martha Quest from her childhood in colonial Africa to old age in post-nuclear Britain.
Category: Fiction

The Cleft

Author : Doris Lessing
ISBN : 9780061868269
Genre : Fiction
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From Doris Lessing, "one of the most important writers of the past hundred years" (Times of London), comes a brilliant, darkly provocative alternative history of humankind’s beginnings. In the last years of his life, a Roman senator embarks on one final epic endeavor, a retelling of the history of human creation. The story he relates is the little-known saga of the Clefts, an ancient community of women with no knowledge of nor need for men. Childbirth was controlled through the cycles of the moon, and only female offspring were born—until the unanticipated event that jeopardized the harmony of their close-knit society: the strange, unheralded birth of a boy.
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