Doris Lessing

  • Authors
  • Ruth¬†Whittaker

Part of the Modern Novelists book series (MONO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Ruth Whittaker
    Pages 1-16
  3. Ruth Whittaker
    Pages 17-34
  4. Ruth Whittaker
    Pages 35-60
  5. Ruth Whittaker
    Pages 61-75
  6. Ruth Whittaker
    Pages 76-97
  7. Ruth Whittaker
    Pages 98-117
  8. Ruth Whittaker
    Pages 118-130
  9. Ruth Whittaker
    Pages 131-136
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 137-144

About this book


This book offers an examination of Lessing's work and a discussion of her major themes - colonialism, politics, feminism, the nature of art, madness and dreams, prophecy and sufi. These themes act as signposts as Whittaker discusses Lessing's major novels and the shifts in her career. The author also discusses Lessing's critical reception and current status, as well as her contribution to post-modernist fiction.


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Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1988
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-40753-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-19537-4
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