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Author: Doris Lessing
Publisher: New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1978.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This wide-ranging collection of stories by the renowned Nobel Laureate - spanning more than two decades of her career - highlights her singular gifts for portraying the complex lives of men and women in a modern, often alienating world." "Included are seminal stories like "To Room Nineteen," in which a woman reacts against the oppression of her banal marriage with dreadful results, and "One off the Short List,"  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Fiction
English fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lessing, Doris May, 1919-
Stories.
New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1978
(OCoLC)569167766
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Doris Lessing
ISBN: 0394500091 9780394500096
OCLC Number: 3362097
Description: 625 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The habit of loving --
The woman --
Through the tunnel --
Pleasure --
The witness --
The day Stalin died --
Wine --
He --
The eye of God in paradise --
The other woman --
One off the short list --
A woman on a roof --
How I finally lost my heart --
A man and two women --
A room --
England versus England --
Two potters --
Between men --
Our friend Judith --
Each other --
Homage for Isaac Babel --
Outside the ministry --
Dialogue --
Notes for a case history --
To room nineteen --
An old woman and her cat --
Side benefits of an honourable profession --
A year in Regent's Park --
Report on the threatened city --
Mrs. Fortescue --
An unposted love letter --
Lions, leaves, roses ... --
Not a very nice story --
The other garden --
The temptation of Jack Orkney.
Responsibility: Doris Lessing.

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This wide-ranging collection of stories by the renowned Nobel Laureate - spanning more than two decades of her career - highlights her singular gifts for portraying the complex lives of men and women in a modern, often alienating world." "Included are seminal stories like "To Room Nineteen," in which a woman reacts against the oppression of her banal marriage with dreadful results, and "One off the Short List," which traces the surprising conclusion to a seduction gone awry. In "The Habit of Loving," a lonely older man who takes a vivacious young wife witnesses an unexpected reversal of intimacy. Here also are two classic novellas, The Temptation of Jack Orkney and The Other Woman, exemplifying Lessing's impressive understanding of her characters' psychology.

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