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Doris Lessing and the Forming of History
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Doris Lessing and the Forming of History

Kevin Brazil, David Sergeant, and Tom Sperlinger

Abstract

The death of Nobel Prize-winning Doris Lessing sparked a range of commemorations that cemented her place as one of the major figures of twentieth- and twenty-first- century world literature. This volume views Lessing’s writing as a whole and in retrospect, focusing on her innovative attempts to rework literary form to engage with the challenges thrown up by the sweeping historical changes through which she lived. Contributors provide new readings of Lessing’s work via contexts ranging from post-war youth politics and radical women’s writing to European cinema, analyse her experiments with genr ... More

Keywords: Doris Lessing, literary history, women’s writing, world literature, the novel, ecocriticism, trauma

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781474414432
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414432.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kevin Brazil, editor
University of Southampton

David Sergeant, editor
University of Plymouth

Tom Sperlinger, editor
University of Bristol