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Doris Lessing : Sufi equilibrium and the form of the novel

Author: Shadia S Fahim
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book charts the rationale of Doris Lessing's development in the context of Sufi as well as Western theories - a cultural hyhrid which proves useful in explaining many areas of misunderstanding in her canon. By tracing myriad sources from Oriental literature, this study uncovers many areas that have not yet been explored and unlocks the significance of the 'Mandala symbols' which are instructive in understanding  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Doris Lessing; Doris May Lessing; Doris Lessing; Doris May Lessing; Doris Lessing; Doris May Lessing
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shadia S Fahim
ISBN: 0312102933 9780312102937 0333559088 9780333559086
OCLC Number: 28254652
Description: x, 279 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. The Grass is Singing --
2. The Golden Notebook --
3. The Memoirs of a Survivor --
4. The Science Fiction Series --
5. Conclusion.
Responsibility: Shadia S. Fahim.

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The purpose of this study is to examine the rationale of Doris Lessing's development from Classical Realism to mysticism and forms of science fiction and to consider the unifying motifs that appear  Read more...

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