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Author: Doris Lessing
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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"This, the first volume of Doris Lessing's autobiography, begins with her childhood in Africa and ends on her arrival in London in 1949 with the typescript of her first novel, The Grass is Singing, in her suitcase." "The book recalls her own mind as a child, and the life of a child, with almost overwhelming immediacy, mapping the growth first of her consciousness, then, in adolescence, of her sexuality, and later,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Doris Lessing; Doris Lessing
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Doris Lessing
ISBN: 0060171502 9780060171506 0060171642 9780060171643
OCLC Number: 30474608
Notes: "Volume one of my autobiography, to 1949."
Vol. 2 of the author's autobiography published under the title: Walking in the shade.
Description: 419 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: v.1. My autobiography, to 1949.
Responsibility: Doris Lessing.

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"This, the first volume of Doris Lessing's autobiography, begins with her childhood in Africa and ends on her arrival in London in 1949 with the typescript of her first novel, The Grass is Singing, in her suitcase." "The book recalls her own mind as a child, and the life of a child, with almost overwhelming immediacy, mapping the growth first of her consciousness, then, in adolescence, of her sexuality, and later, as a young woman, of her political beliefs. The African landscape (described with great lyricism), her often angry and combative relationship with her parents, her intense awareness of her own body, her passionate involvement with other people and indeed with everything around her are all here very, very powerfully present." "Under My Skin shows a woman uncompromising, from the beginning, in every aspect, who breaks all the rules, who battles at every turn against her upbringing and environment, who looks on the world clear and hard; and yet who also displays a softness, a wonderful sense of humor, a compassion for human failure."--BOOK JACKET.

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