Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Doris Lessing




The next Nobel Prize winner we are reading is Lessing. Her prolific writing is legendary for a woman who dropped out of school at 13! This book however- 'The Marriage between Zones Three, Four and Five' is really challenging me. It is part of a series and falls under the Science Fiction genre. I am not a great fan of SF and Lessing's novels like 'The Grass is Singing' was so much more powerful.If any of you have read all the five books in this collection known as 'Canopus in Argos'
I would love to have your thoughts on it. She was described by the Swedish Academy as "that epicist of the female experience, who with scepticism, fire and visionary power has subjected a divided civilisation to scrutiny" I am looking forward to the class discussion on this eminent writer. The Times ranked her fifth on a list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945".

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