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The memoirs of a survivor

Author: Doris Lessing
Publisher: London : Pan Books, 1976.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : Picador editionView all editions and formats
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The Memoirs of a Survivor is a dystopian novel by Doris Lessing. It was first published in 1974 by Octagon Press. Many years in the future, city life has broken down, communications have failed and food supplies are dwindling. From her window a middle-aged woman - our narrator - watches things fall apart and records what she witnesses: hordes of people migrating to the countryside, gangs of children roaming the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Doris Lessing
ISBN: 0330246232 9780330246231
OCLC Number: 14580201
Notes: Originally published : Octagon Press, 1974.
Description: 189 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Doris Lessing.

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The Memoirs of a Survivor is a dystopian novel by Doris Lessing. It was first published in 1974 by Octagon Press. Many years in the future, city life has broken down, communications have failed and food supplies are dwindling. From her window a middle-aged woman - our narrator - watches things fall apart and records what she witnesses: hordes of people migrating to the countryside, gangs of children roaming the streets. One day, a young girl, Emily, is brought to her house by a stranger and left in her care. A strange, precocious adolescent, drawn to the tribal streetlife and its barbaric rituals, she is unafraid of the harsh world outside, while our narrator retreats into her hidden world where reality fades and the past is revisited.

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