Doris Lessing

Doris Lessing

Doris Lessing (born as Doris May Tayler, 1919) is a British writer. On 2007 Lessing was announced as the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. In the citation for the prize, Lessing 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”. Biography Lessing's father moved his family to Kermanshah, in Persia (now Iran), in order to take up a job as a clerk for the Imperial Bank of Persia and it was here that Lessing was born. The family then moved to the British colony of Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) in 1925 to farm maize. Lessing's mother attempted to lead an Edwardian life style amongst the rough environment. The farm was not successful and failed to deliver the wealth Lessing's parents had expected. Lessing was educated at the Dominican Convent High School, Roman Catholic convent all-girls school in Salisbury (now Harare). Lessing left school aged 13, and thereafter was self-educated. She left home at 15 and worked as a nursemaid, and it was around this time that Lessing started reading material on politics and sociology that her employer gave her to read. She began writing around this time. In 1937, Lessing moved to Salisbury to work as a telephone operator, and she soon married her first husband and had two children, before the marriage ended in 1943. Following her divorce, Lessing was drawn to the Left Book Club, a ... (more)
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Speculative Fiction Novels (11)
2005  The Story of General Dann and Mara's Daughter, Griot and the Snow Dog
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2000  Ben, in the World (Fifth Child, #2)
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1998  Mara and Dann: An Adventure
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1988  The Fifth Child (Fifth Child, #1)
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1983  Documents Relating to the Sentimental Agents in the Volyen Empire (Canopus in Argos: Archives, #5)
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1982  The Making of the Representative for Planet 8 (Canopus in Argos: Archives, #4)
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1980  The Marriages Between Zones Three, Four, and Five (Canopus in Argos: Archives, #2)
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1980  The Sirian Experiments: The Report by Ambien II, of the Five (Canopus in Argos: Archives, #3)
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1979  Re: Colonised Planet 5: Shikasta (Canopus in Argos: Archives, #1)
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1974  The Memoirs of a Survivor
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1971  Briefing for a Descent into Hell
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