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Doris Lessing : the poetics of change

Author: Gayle Greene
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this readable and theoretically informed study, Gayle Greene sheds new light on the work of Doris Lessing, a complex and crucially important novelist whose works provide a chronicle of our age. Although Lessing is difficult to categorize, her work is always concerned with a search for "something new" against "the nightmare repetition" of history. Lessing's novel The Golden Notebook, together with such works as
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Greene, Gayle, 1943-
Doris Lessing.
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, c1994
(OCoLC)624392314
Named Person: Doris Lessing; Doris May Lessing; Doris May Lessing; Doris Lessing
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gayle Greene
ISBN: 047210568X 9780472105687 047208433X 9780472084333
OCLC Number: 31075396
Description: 285 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Efforts of Imagination --
3. Children of Violence: "Something Worked Through" --
4. Landlocked: "A New Kind of Knowledge" --
5. The Four-Gated City: "Something Quite Different" --
6. The Golden Notebook: "Naming in a Different Way" --
7. The Summer Before the Dark: Closed Circles --
8. The Memoirs of a Survivor: The Breaking of the Circle --
9. Re: Colonised Planet 5, Shikasta: "After Long Circling and Cycling" --
10. The Marriages Between Zones Three, Four, and Five: "An Enquiry and a Remaking and an Inspiration" --
11. The Diaries of Jane Somers: Filial Atonements and New Romances --
12. The Good Terrorist: Lessing's "New Upsetting Phase" --
13. Conclusion.
Responsibility: Gayle Greene.

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