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 May Lessing
ISBN : 9780887845215
Genre : Philosophy
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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: Philosophy

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

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

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

Beyond Fate

Author : Margaret Visser
ISBN : 9780887846793
Genre : Philosophy
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Many people today are afflicted with a sense that they cannot change things for the better. They feel helpless, constrained, caught ? in a word, fatalistic. Beyond Fate examines why. In her characteristically lively prose, Margaret Visser investigates what fate means to us, and where the propensity to believe in it and accept it comes from. She takes an ancient metaphor where time is "seen" and spoken of as though it were space and examines how this way of picturing reality can be a useful tool to think with - or, on the other hand, how it may lead people into disastrous misunderstandings. By observing how fatalism expresses itself in one's daily life, in everything from table manners to shopping to sport, the book proposes ways to limit its influence. Beyond Fate provides a timely and provocative perspective on modern life, both personal and social.
Category: Philosophy

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

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.
Category: Fiction

The Wind Blows Away Our Words

Author : Doris May Lessing
ISBN : UOM:39015012823806
Genre : Afghanistan
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The Wind Blows Away Our Words is Doris Lessing's impassioned attempt to tell the story of the Afghan refugees to the world--how they suffered and how they suffer now.
Category: Afghanistan

Alfred And Emily

Author : Doris Lessing
ISBN : 0061862495
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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I think my father's rage at the trenches took me over, when I was very young, and has never left me. Do children feel their parents' emotions? Yes, we do, and it is a legacy I could have done without. What is the use of it? It is as if that old war is in my own memory, my own consciousness. In this extraordinary book, the 2007 Nobel Laureate Doris Lessing explores the lives of her parents, each irrevocably damaged by the Great War. Her father wanted the simple life of an English farmer, but shrapnel almost killed him in the trenches, and thereafter he had to wear a wooden leg. Her mother, Emily, spent the war nursing the wounded in the Royal Free Hospital after her great love, a doctor, drowned in the Channel. In the fictional first half of Alfred and Emily, Doris Lessing imagines the happier lives her parents might have made for themselves had there been no war; a story that begins with their meeting at a village cricket match outside Colchester. This is followed by a piercing examination of their relationship as it actually was in the shadow of the Great War, of the family's move to Africa, and of the impact of her parents' marriage on a young woman growing up in a strange land. "Here I still am," says Doris Lessing, "trying to get out from under that monstrous legacy, trying to get free." Triumphantly, with the publication of Alfred and Emily, she has done just that.
Category: Biography & Autobiography