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Lessing, Doris 1919-2013

Works: 1,841 works in 8,505 publications in 26 languages and 137,887 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Short stories  Diary fiction  Autobiographies  Romance fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Other, Interviewee, Dedicatee, Honoree, Librettist, Translator, Illustrator, Narrator, pre
Classifications: PR6023.E833, 823.914
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The golden notebook by Doris Lessing( Book )
393 editions published between 1960 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 5,257 libraries worldwide
As she falls in love with an American writer and finds herself facing insanity, Anna attempts to weave the diverse experiences of her life into one story
The fifth child by Doris Lessing( Book )
215 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 3,927 libraries worldwide
A self-satisfied couple intent on raising a happy family is shocked by the birth of an abnormal and brutal fifth child
The grass is singing by Doris Lessing( Book )
380 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in 14 languages and held by 3,491 libraries worldwide
Set in South Africa under white rule, Doris Lessing's first novel is both a riveting chronicle of human disintegration and a beautifully understated social critique. Mary Turner is a self-confident, independent young woman who becomes the depressed, frustrated wife of an ineffectual, unsuccessful farmer. Little by little the ennui of years on the farm work their slow poison, and Mary's despair progresses until the fateful arrival of an enigmatic and virile black servant, Moses. Locked in anguish, Mary and Moses--master and slave--are trapped in a web of mounting attraction and repulsion. Their psychic tension explodes in an electrifying scene that ends this disturbing tale of racial strife in colonial South Africa
The summer before the dark by Doris Lessing( Book )
191 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in 14 languages and held by 3,182 libraries worldwide
With her children grown and her husband away in America for several months, Kate Brown finds herself alone for the first time in twenty years
The good terrorist by Doris Lessing( Book )
116 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,771 libraries worldwide
A detailed sociopolitical portrait of everyday life within a terrorist group in contemporary London. Alice Mellings mothers a collection of squatters in an abandoned house. The group evolves from radicals in spirit to revolutionaries in practice
The memoirs of a survivor by Doris Lessing( Book )
158 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 2,755 libraries worldwide
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
Love, again : a novel by Doris Lessing( Book )
103 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 2,428 libraries worldwide
The first new novel from Doris Lessing in more than seven years, Love, Again tells the story of a sixty-five-year-old woman who falls in love. Or rather, Sarah Durham falls into a state of love, which is another country altogether, and struggles to maintain her sanity while there. Widowed for many years, with grown children, Sarah is a writer who works in the theater in London. When she falls in love with a seductive young actor, the beautiful and androgynous twenty-eight-year-old Bill, and then with the more mature, thirty-five-year-old director Henry, Sarah finds herself in a state of longing and desire she thought the province of younger women. This richly textured novel explores the affinities and connections between romantic love, depression and grief, homesickness and the emotional deprivations of childhood. The two men with whom Sarah falls in love, one after the other, cause her to relive her own stages of growing up, from immature and infantile love to the mature
Briefing for a descent into Hell by Doris Lessing( Book )
123 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,304 libraries worldwide
An unidentified man is admitted to a London hospital after he is found wandering on the Embankment. Later identified as a Cambridge lecturer, he remains oblivious to his past life. This novel develops the idea that mental illness can be a liberating experience for both the individual and society
The four-gated city by Doris Lessing( Book )
146 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,303 libraries worldwide
The author's four previous novels were set in Africa and looked back to the past, to the violent heritage that shaped our social and psychological present. Now in this novel she carries her protagonist, Marth Quest, to London and the present world
The sweetest dream by Doris Lessing( Book )
63 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,247 libraries worldwide
The story of an extended family that spans the 20th century but has its fulcrum in the 60s
Stories by Doris Lessing( Book )
27 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,157 libraries worldwide
Collects all of the acclaimed writer's stories, except those which deal with life in Africa, presenting intact a major aspect of her work
A proper marriage : a complete novel ... by Doris Lessing( Book )
151 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 2,092 libraries worldwide
Intelligent, sensitive, and fiercely passionate, Martha Quest is a young woman living on a farm in Africa, feeling her way through the torments of adolescence and early womanhood. She is a romantic idealistic in revolt against the puritan snobbery of her parents, trying to live to the full with every nerve, emotion, and instinct laid bare to experience. For her, this is a time of solitary reading daydreams, dancing -- and the first disturbing encounters with sex. The first of Doris Lessing's timeless Children of Violence novels, Martha Quest is an endearing masterpiece.>
The cleft by Doris Lessing( Book )
52 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,027 libraries worldwide
In an ancient society solely populated by women whose childbirth cycles are controlled by the moon, community harmony is thrown into jeopardy by the unheralded birth of a boy, whose existence brings into awareness the role of gender in virtually every aspect of daily life
Shikasta : re, colonised planet 5 : personal, psychological, historical documents relating to visit by Johor (George Sherban) emissary (grade 9) 87th of the period of the last days by Doris Lessing( Book )
55 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,992 libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: This is the first volume in the series of novels Doris Lessing calls collectively Canopus in Argos: Archives. Presented as a compilation of documents, reports, letters, speeches and journal entries, this purports to be a general study of the planet Shikasta-clearly the planet Earth-to be used by history students of the higher planet Canopus and to be stored in the Canopian archives. For eons, galactic empires have struggled against one another, and Shikasta is one of the main battlegrounds. Johar, an emissary from Canopus and the primary contributor to the archives, visits Shikasta over the millennia from the time of the giants and the biblical great flood up to the present. With every visit he tries to distract Shikastans from the evil influences of the planet Shammat but notes with dismay the ever-growing chaos and destruction of Shikasta as its people hurl themselves towards World War III and annihilation
African stories by Doris Lessing( Book )
66 editions published between 1951 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,962 libraries worldwide
Collection of the best of Doris Lessing's short stories and a couple of novellas all set in her native Africa. From Rhodesia to Kenya and such we see many different stories and perspectives. We meet colonial Boers, English farmers, native legends, native peoples, miners, scholars, women, children, men, hunters, animals- just about everything! Her stories begin in the early part of the 1900s and as they progress into the 1950s and 1960s the political tone changes with the times without being a political narrative. The focus is on people and storytelling. Doris Lessing is known as one of the best writers in English fiction
The grandmothers : four short novels by Doris Lessing( Book )
48 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 1,942 libraries worldwide
Presents four short novels by award-winning author Doris Lessing, featuring the title work about two women who fall in love with each other's teenage sons, and including "Victoria and the Staveneys," "The Reason for It," and "A Love Child."
The marriages between zones three, four, and five (as narrated by the chroniclers of zone three) by Doris Lessing( Book )
57 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,895 libraries worldwide
Door het huwelijk van hun koningin en hun koning komt de bevolking van een beschaafd en een barbaars land met elkaar in contact en de verstarring en de stagnatie in de ontwikkeling van de volkeren wordt doorbroken
Ben, in the world : the sequel to The fifth child by Doris Lessing( Book )
53 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,875 libraries worldwide
Ben, now grown and in the care of good-hearted prostitute Rita and her boyfriend, unknowingly helps them transport drugs to Paris
Mara and Dann : an adventure by Doris Lessing( Book )
27 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,579 libraries worldwide
In a world destroyed by environmental damage, a people trek north in search of the remnants of civilization. They include two children and it is through their eyes that the novel analyzes the real meaning of civilization
The making of the representative for Planet 8 by Doris Lessing( Book )
43 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in English and held by 1,528 libraries worldwide
Planet 8, a prosperous world with intelligent, vital inhabitants, is transformed by an Ice Age, a change that causes a critical variation in lifestyle and a drastic reappraisal of the meaning and value of life
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controlled identity Somers, Jane, 1919-2013

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Doris Lessing britesch Schrëfstellerin
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Doris Lessing Brits schrijfster
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Doris Lessing écrivaine britannique
Doris Lessing pisarka brytyjska, laureatka Nagrody Nobla w dziedzinie literatury
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Tayler, Doris May 1919-2013
Ντόρις Λέσινγκ
Дорис Лесинг
Дорыс Лесінг
Доріс Лессінг
Лессинг Д. 1919-
Лессинг, Дори, 1919-2013
Лессинг, Дорис
Лессинг, Дорис 1919-
Лессинг, Дорис, 1919-2013
Лессинг Дорис Мэй
Мэй Тейлор Д. 1919-
Դորիս Լեսինգ
דוריס לסינג סופרת בריטית
‏לסינג, דוריס,‏ ‏1919־
לסינג, דוריס 1919-2013
לעסינג, דוריס 1919-
دوريس ليسنج، 1919-2013
دوريس ليسينج، 1919-
دوريس ليسينغ
دوریس لسینگ نویسنده و شاعر بریتانیایی
ليسينج, دوريس.
ليسينج، دوريس، 1919-2013
ڈورس لیسنگ
डोरिस लेसिंग
डोरिस लेसिङ्ग
ডোরিস লেসিং
ਡੋਰਿਸ ਲੈਸਿੰਗ
டோரிஸ் லெஸ்சிங்
డోరిస్ లెస్సింగ్
ಡೋರಿಸ್ ಲೆಸ್ಸಿಂಗ್
ഡോറിസ് ലെസ്സിങ്
ดอริส เลสซิง
დორის ლესინგი
도리스 레싱
레싱, 도리스 1919
레싱, 도리스 1919-2013
레싱, 도리스 메이 1919-2013
レッシング, ドリス
English (1,981)
German (304)
Spanish (217)
French (90)
Polish (50)
Dutch (23)
Italian (21)
Chinese (21)
Swedish (21)
Danish (15)
Portuguese (10)
Russian (10)
Turkish (6)
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Norwegian (4)
Serbian (4)
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