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Doris Lessing

Doris May Lessing CH (née Tayler; 22 October 1919 – 17 November 2013) was a British novelist, poet, playwright, librettist, biographer and short story writer.

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Actually, Doris Lessing and Robyn Davidson. Due to Doris Lessing this world have seen Davidson's famous book 'Track…
And now I'm asking myself what do they have in common: Clive James, Germaine Greer, Doris Lessing? Robyn Davidson.
The important part of writing is living. You have to live in a way that your writing emerges from it.—Doris Lessing
I'm kinda afraid rn to start another short story by Doris Lessing judging from the impact given to me by just 1 story.
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In university they don't tell you that the greater part of the law is learning to tolerate fools. - Doris Lessing…
"She had to go right away to the bottom of her garden until the devils of exasperation had finished their dance in…
Marked as to-read: The Grass is Singing by Doris Lessing
The Summer before the Dark – Doris Lessing This was not quite what I expected fr
Doris Lessing wrote a superb essay about education saying very much the same thing.
“I think that if someone’s read a book of mine, they’ve had the literary equivalent of a shower.” —Doris Lessing
"Whatever you're meant to do, do it now. The conditions are always impossible." —Doris Lessing
Borrowed Doris Lessing's short stories book just to read "To Room Nineteen". But i do hope her other stories will surprise me too.
“Trust no friend without faults, and love a woman, but no angel.” ― Doris Lessing
Doris Lessing did a comic with Charlie Adlard. Out of print. Seriously, some press, you can't market that!?!
Olivia Guest (Jonathan Clowes Ltd) permitted this reproduction of Doris Lessing's poetry
I did get strange looks from the school librarian when I took out Doris Lessing and Andrea Dworkin! 👩🏻‍🌾
We present to you prize winning fiction from Ian McEwan, Iris Muroch, Doris Lessing, Toni Morrison
The Grass is Singing by Doris Lessing. Uncompromising novel about a racist society and disappointing marriage.…
the Grass is Singing by Doris Lessing. for 1950s in
The Grass is Singing by Doris Lessing. A human drama set in Southern Rhodesia in 1950. Classic…
The Grass is Singing by Doris Lessing broke several taboos. Launched her career. 1950 in
The Grass is Singing by Doris Lessing. A novel from 1950 for
The Grass is Singing my book for the 1950s in by Doris Lessing.
The Grass is Singing by Doris Lessing as my reaches 1950s. It was revolutionary in more than one wa…
I'm always shocked when I talk to literary people about my influences, Doris Lessing and Margaret Drabble, & they go "huh?"
DYK: Doris Lessing was the oldest to recieve the Nobel Prize in Literature. She was 88 years old
The storm is dying down a bit now. (Wait for it). Doris Lessing.
If you don't feel like today, remember this from Doris Lessing. Crack on, everyone!. ht…
Or read this lovely Guardian article by about the library she left behind.
- btw if you haven't seen Doris Lessing reacting to winning the Nobel Prize, your life is incomplete.
I am convinced this storm was created by Doris Lessing saying "o, Christ!", thus apostrophically conjuring the Lord's powers.
There is no doubt fiction makes a better job of telling the truth -Doris Lessing
...writing is hard work, and, ... you have to give up a great deal of life, your personal life, to be a writer.~Doris Lessing
"Weather getting you down? Cheer yourself up by reading some Doris Lessing."
“There are no laws for the novel. There never have been, nor can there ever be.” -Doris Lessing. Do it your way.
There was a time when young people respected learning and literature and now they don't. -
4 of 5 stars to O Quinto Filho by Doris Lessing
Among these books I finally found one containing Lessing’s responses to the text. In The Teachers of Gurdjieff by...
"You only learn to be a better writer by actually writing." -Doris Lessing.
Apparently ppl underestimate storms if they're named after women. Let's remember the 70mph nonchalance of Lessing winning the Nobel
Dylan is in good company w/ Harold Pinter & Doris Lessing, who also did not attend the Nobel Prize Ceremony.
Jane Austen, Sarah Waters, Doris Lessing, Louise Doughty and, as of this week, Sarah Perry, and can I have Val McDermid too?
John Thaw and Karen Black in 'Killing Heat' aka 'The Grass is Singing' after Doris Lessing novel of the same name.
John Thaw movie on also known as 'The Grass is Singing' based on Doris Lessing novel of same name.
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Doris Lessing Collection in Harare City Library. Don't know who stocks it.
Not at all. Read the Good Terrorist by Doris Lessing, or David Aaronovitch's NUS manifesto.
Nightwalking looks fascinating Doris Lessing is very good on it in Walking in the Shade
With a library you are free, not confined by temporary political climates. ...
Doris Lessing cited Aluminium as one of her main influences.
4 of 5 stars to The Cleft by Doris Lessing
"I see every book as a problem that you have to solve. That is what dictates the form you use." - Dorris Lessing...
Doris Lessing got it about 25 years too late, he thought and she agreed. Mario Vargas Llosa was the one of the few showing real happiness.
What's terrible is to pretend that the second-rate is first-rate, that you don't need love when you do - Doris Lessing.
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Laughter, by definition, is healthy. ~ Doris Lessing
"Doris Lessing got it much too late, I'm ashamed to say." Per Wastberg on Nobel regrets. (She agreed.)
A writer falls in love with an idea and gets carried away.
.interviews Jenny Diski on a turbulent life in letters
There is only one real sin and that is to persuade oneself that the second ...
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give you the matrix of emotions, give you the flavour of a time in a way formal history cannot. ― Doris Lessing.
A Home for the Highland Cattle and the Antheap, Lessing, Doris, Excellent Book
Doris Lessing called it in 1985. Part 3. And go -
PS: best In Memoriam note on Doris Lessing? By MD, by far.
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Wise words from my girl Doris Lessing on this first day of
The fabulously amoral character of Doris Lessing - I love this
'I love you all in undivided one-third shares.' Letters from the marvellous Doris Lessing.
Doris Lessing 'not made for matrimony' and 'not a good member of society':
Doris Lessing letters reveal 'polygamous, amoral' character What's not to like?
So Doris Lessing was 'amoral'. Under whose set of priggish rules, I wonder?
Doris Lessing letters reveal 'polygamous, amoral' character... New on
Doris Lessing on (speaking in) Germany | 1987 interview with Thomas Frick for the
"Space or science fiction has become a dialect for our time." Doris Lessing
Ideas are the beginning points of all fortunes. – Doris Lessing
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Doris Lessing: "My father was in the First World War."
I do not think that marriage is one of my talents. I've been much happier u...
If a fish is the movement of water embodied, given shape, then cat is a diagram and pattern of subtle air. ~ Doris Lessing
📚 Finished Doris Lessing's "Shikasta" (1979). Interesting; I found myself nodding along to lots in UKLG's review:
Doris Lessing really doesn't care what the critics say. In fact, she orders...
"Think wrongly if you please, but in all cases think for yourself." ~ Doris Lessing
Things are not quite so simple always as black and white. Doris Lessing.
5 of 5 stars to On Cats by Doris Lessing
Do you realize how many of the things we say are just echoes?. - Doris Lessing
Doris Lessing’s MI5 file: was she a threat to the state?
Doris Lessing and decaf is how I party on Saturday night.
That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you've understood all your life, but in a new way, -- Doris Lessing
Ending the year reading Doris Lessing and I'll probably start the year that way too. I'm happy with that.
“We've got to believe in our beautiful impossible blueprints.” . ― Doris Lessing
2016 do it now- the conditions are always impossible – Doris Lessing
“As you get older, you don't get wiser. You get irritable.” . ― Doris Lessing
50 or so. Doris Lessing's autobiography Part I sticks in the mind.
All wisdom is in our stories and songs. A story is how we construct our experiences. Doris Lessing
"We are all of us, made by war, twisted and warped by war, but we seem to forget it." -Doris Lessing
“I write all these remarks with exactly the same feeling as if I were writing a letter to post into the distant past.-Doris Lessing
„ A library is the most democratic of institutions. ” - Doris Lessing
Doris Lessing, who wrote Memoirs of a Survivor and Canopus in Argos: Archives, won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2007.
Only Ruskin Bond can produce from his book shelf a 1951 copy of Lilliput, featuring 'A long story by Doris Lessing'.
Doris Lessing's former West Hampstead home sells for £2.1 million
anything by Gabriel Garcia Marquez is good. Doris Lessing. Find a novel called Cain's Book by Alex Trocchi is banned in USA
Next up, "A ripple from the storm" (Doris Lessing) & Breath (Tim Winton). The prose in the Winton book was gorgeous.
“I would have made a good farmer. I became a writer because of frustration.” —Doris Lessing
"Time will sort the good from the bad – including your own bad.” ~ Doris Lessing
I dont know why. Doris Lessing had this to say before she died. I think she had a point.
I saw the at REPS Theatre SALISBURY*! IT was Brilliant!They had CULTURE there once, MERLE PARK, DORIS LESSING?
Doris Lessing Laughter is by definition healthy. yep
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Both volumes of Doris Lessing's. And Portrait of a Marriage includes segments of Vita Sackville West's memoir.
I'm sure PK would never, ever kick Albert Einstein; still less Doris Lessing.
. "like" is too small a container. I keep thinking Doris Lessing (spirit elder, guide) would be/is nodding her approval
Doris Lessing Some people obtain fame, others deserve it
This quote from Doris Lessing NAILS why I do not - and will never - ship Pete and Trudy
The important part of is living. Doris Lessing.
Doris Lessing and Ru Paul are playing Surround in England. Dappen just gave Waldo a tuba.
Vast range of ages and races all uniting together. Young Vanessa Redgrave, Doris Lessing +John Osborne among the mass of hopeful people.
Mugabe, Ian Smith, Bruce Grobelaar, Doris Lessing, your boys went over the Victoria Falls tonight!
Birthday of Doris Lessing, b Kermanshah, Iran (1919). She grew up in Southern Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe, on her parents' maize farm.
As for begging, it is safer to beg than to take, but it is finer to take than to beg.” ~ Oscar Wilde. Borrowing is not much better than begging; just as lending with interest is not much better than stealing. ~ Doris Lessing. We are lonesome animals. We spend all our life trying to be less lonesome. One of our ancient methods is to tell a story begging the listener to say - and to feel - "Yes, that's the way it is, or at least that's the way I feel it. You're not as alone as you thought.” ~ John Steinbeck. You are far away from some, and You are close to others. Without You, there is not even a place to stand begging. See this yourself and verify it in your mind. ~ Sri Guru Granth Sahib. Charity does not mean that the land should be full of beggars. We can provide some support and means for the beggars, but provide food, clothing and other conveniences in such a way that you are not encouraging laziness and begging. ~ Sri Sathya Sai Baba. Grant me the treasure of sublime poverty: permit the distinctiv ...
K. Thomas Kahn on reading Doris Lessing while watching his father die . . This. was. well done.
I am now the proud owner of 1 of Jonathan Ross' tennis balls!! I was taking in the sights of Golders green crematorium (a spectacularly beautiful place) and picked up the ball.The man in charge starts talking to me about Mr.Ross' bad language when he plays tennis.I said i could go and ask to have it signed.hehe. Keith Moon, Marc Bolan, Doris Lessing, Sid James, Ronnie Scott, Peter Sellers, Bram Stoker, Sigmund Freud+ the late great Bernie Winters all reside there.Well worth a visit
For a change of pace, Australian cinema, & hankering for some solid soapy melodramatic performances (by Naomi Watts, who co-produced, and Robin Wright aka RW Penn), screened Anne Fontaine/Christopher Hampton's adaptation of Doris Lessing's "The Grandmothers," ADORE (2013). Not my cup of tea but enjoyed it completely, with a final shot almost worthy of Ozon. Almost. I've never read Lessing (Marge has), but this filled the bill: near-incestuous relations twixt two lifelong female friends (Watts, Wright) and each other's teen sons (THE LOVED ONES' Xavier Samuel and James Frecheville), with cuckolded hubby Ben Mendelsohn none the wiser. Kept waiting for Mendelsohn to get a bit of scenery chewing in, but it's not that kind of movie, though it's definitely that kind of story. Well, I wanted saucy melodrama fueled by solid acting from Watts and Wright, and I got it in spades. Curiously sports a sex scene with Wright & Samuel essentially lifted from the Corey/Corey BLOWN AWAY (!), oddly enough, but Wright and Sam ...
...for when you are a little tired of the Chinua Achebes, Ngugi wa'Thiongos, John Grishams, Baldachis, and Dan Browns, get Bessie Head's "When Rain Clouds Gather", Meja Mwangie's "Going Down River Road", or Doris Lessing's "The Grass is Singing". All old classics, but I guarantee you'll love them. I hope you find copies though.
I will understand if he cant tell the difference between Beethoven , Mozart or Bach, Perhaps Yeats or Shakespeare is not his thing.It might be that Goya, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky sound like Paintings to him, he might not be able to quote anything by Nietzsche, Van Gogh, Ibsen or Jung, he might not have heard about the poetry of Gilbran, nor read Dickens or Doris Lessing, i might forgive him . But I will be damned if he has never read, I write what I like by Steve Biko, that he does not know Enoch Sontonga, he has no clue about who wrote the hymn Lizalis'idinga lakho. If he thinks Chinua Achebe is the name of a garden in Tokyo, if he has never heard of the Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon, I could forgive him if he does not know any works by Ben Okri or Chimamanda Adichie: The danger of a single story, but I would never forgive him for not knowing who Che Ernesto Guevara is.
Doris Lessing's Martha Quest/Children of Violence books are set in colonial Rhodesia. Ladies Detective Agency is Botswana.
started Doris Lessing's memoirs of a survivor for Emporium strikes back. First thought based on 10 pages 1/2
Doris Lessing, Stuart Hall, Bob Crow and now Tony Benn? Its too much in a matter of months...many of us may need to arise now not later when we feel ready. by the sheer drop
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Educating Gina (Harlequin Blaze) Clearance Deal for Less Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars Review: 6 reviews List Price: $0 Price: Click to Redeem Sale Price PRICE Educating Gina (Harlequin Blaze) Online Clearance Sales Price Comparisons Reviews and Ratings Doris Lessing and Her Important Functions British novelist and short-story author Doris Lessing (1919- ) became recognised as a perceptive seeker of the self and of feminine identity. Her novel The Golden Notebook (1962) is typically thought of a classic of feminist literature. Educating Gina (Harlequin Blaze) Why Audiobooks? I grew up in a house with no publications, and wasn't launched to textbooks till I was about 12 many years previous and studying at college, I quickly turned addicted to them, as studying opened up a total new earth for me, a globe of fantasy, experience and world vacation in both equally the current and earlier instances. I even now enjoy to examine and we have basically stacks of books in our residence, but presently I desire audioboo ...
7. Who is the oldest person, at the age of 90, to have won the Nobel Prize ? a) Raymond Davis Jr b) Doris Lessing c) Leonld Hurwicz d) Yolchiro Nambu
What I learned from Doris Lessing, is that parlor, theory that ruth mas, participates in, is nothing more than shared phantasies, that she claims she can hit it off with the public for, until it is pointed out, that she thinks that all americans have had their concentration ruined, and that they do not want to go to a play, unless it is in fact theory, so scientific proof she presented in the abstract, that I had to read for her class, of hers, that she feels, that people make statements because they believe people will see them as banal, and really they are attempting to decenter, and deesentialize them. which is a horrible look into human nature considering the supports she uses, like michel foucault. it is not to decenter and deesentialize them, it is to deliberately innocently admit to ignorance, denaturalize, and kill through severe violence. no one, no one, with any brief introduction to life on the earth as a human, feels that religious sentiment, could ever be decentered, or a human could lose the ...
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Laughter is by definition healthy. ~Doris Lessing. -
25% done with Mara and Dann, by Doris Lessing
Doris Lessing's The Golden Notebook. Beautifully written, imaginative and unique. I was wonderfully surprised when I read it.
A single grateful thought raised to heaven is the most perfect prayer. ---Doris Lessing
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just read Doris Lessing's The Grass is Singing - set on a white-owned farm in 1950s Rhodesia
Bed is the best place for reading, thinking, or doing nothing. --Doris Lessing
On page 402 of 640 of The Golden Notebook, by Doris Lessing
Dame of What? How Doris Lessing politely declined the honour.
"Learn to trust your own judgment, learn inner independence, learn to trust that time will sort good from bad - including your own bad." Doris Lessing 1919-2013, Author
I once had the great privilege of meeting Doris Lessing unfortunately it was at the Brighton festival at a feminist talk being the only person with a weener in the hall Jeanette Winterson asked me as a man what did I think of feminism I replied that it was one of the great things of the 20 century (not wanting to confuses since it is o movement that is very old) then I said it is so sad that very minor academics ( germaine greer) and writers (Jeanette Winterson) have made carriers by jumping on a band waggon and not taken the base concepts and then move forward quoting Kierkegaard from landscapes of your mined " we all have landscapes that we know and can exploit but to walk through the dispret landscape of what you do not know and to map it means an other can map the next faraway landscape the academic who is not the guide to the next land is but a fool for all will flounder " after the riot and germaine greer wanting to castrate me Doris Lessing rose to her feet and said fantastic young man you have ...
Laughter is by definition healthy. •Doris Lessing
Why'd you have to go and bring poor Doris Lessing-killing ADORE into this?
"I'm very unhappy when I'm not writing." - Doris Lessing
Just uncovered a collection of 16 Doris Lessing novels - paperbacks and hardbacks. Here's your chance to immerse...
'Fable', and 'Oh Cherry Trees You are Too White For My Heart', two poems by Doris Lessing via
"You writers get all that praise, or if not praise, at least all that attention- so why are you so perennially wounded?" - Doris Lessing
Doris Lessing novels right back to C '50s Martha Quest series and much later The Golden Notebook are all rich reading.
It is terrible to destroy a person’s picture of himself in the interests of truth or some other abstraction. - Doris Lessing
"It is the mark of great people to treat trifles as trifles and important matters as important." - Doris Lessing
“When you’re young you think that you’re going to sail into a lovely lake of quietude and peace. This is profoundly untrue.” - Doris Lessing 1919-2013 Then life happens- M Massimo Dell'Aria
Maev Kennedy, a special writer of the Guardian newspaper, wrote last month about the dead of the famous English writer Doris Lessing. Maev writes about Lessing in a sad way due to the fact that af...
"About this issue of aging, I want to make a terribly important point. People decide to get old. I've seen them do it. Why they do this, I don't know. But I do think it's terribly important that people not make that inner decision. Because they sit around and they're old. It's easy not to do it, in fact. It's not about staying young but about not getting old". Doris Lessing
“There is only one way to read, which is to browse in libraries and bookshops, picking up books that attract you, reading only those, dropping them when they bore you, skipping the parts that drag-and never, never reading anything because you feel you ought, or because it is part of a trend or a movement. Remember that the book which bores you when you are twenty or thirty will open doors for you when you are forty or fifty-and vise versa. Don’t read a book out of its right time for you. ” ― Doris Lessing
This this week The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing continued, now on at chapter 2: THE NOTEBOOKS followed by, or following Luce Irigaray This Sex Which Is Not One x
“Any human anywhere will blossom in a hundred unexpected talents and capacities simply by being given the opportunity to do so.” - Doris Lessing
Great meet of the We've chosen exciting reads for 2014, incl. Doris Lessing, Haruki Murakami, Penelope Fitzgerald ...
"Ideally, what should be said to every child, repeatedly, throughout his or her school life is something like this: 'You are in the process of being indoctrinated. We have not yet evolved a system of education that is not a system of indoctrination. We are sorry, but it is the best we can do. What you are being taught here is an amalgam of current prejudice and the choices of this particular culture. The slightest look at history will show how impermanent these must be. You are being taught by people who have been able to accommodate themselves to a regime of thought laid down by their predecessors. It is a self-perpetuating system. Those of you who are more robust and individual than others will be encouraged to leave and find ways of educating yourself — educating your own judgements. Those that stay must remember, always, and all the time, that they are being moulded and patterned to fit into the narrow and particular needs of this particular society." — Doris Lessing (The Golden Notebook)
I miss Doris Lessing: "The world is only tolerable because of the empty places in it...when the world's filled up, we'll have to get hold of a star. Any star. Venus, or Mars. Get hold of it and leave it empty. Man needs an empty space somewhere for his spirit to rest in.”
When I think about Polish language, there are certain writers that cross my mind in terms of feeling comfortable in the language - I'm not talking about proper Polish, with all the grammar rules being strictly followed, but about being a few steps ahead. If anybody can think of any new names in English literature - please let me know. I'm not hoping to learn, I'm hoping to enjoy. :) Reading (this will be random) Charles Dickens, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Browning, Joseph Conrad, Dorothy Parker, Jane Bowles, John Ashbery, James Joyce, Douglas Dunn, Doris Lessing, Seamus Heaney, James Robertson, Zadie Smith - is always a different language experience, above experiencing other things.
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The Christmas holidays of my child and young adulthood were especially enjoyable because I read almost nonstop, sometimes far into the wee hours. This Christmas I read two mysteries in a series by Louise Penny set in a small Canadian village. Well, they were better than many junk mysteries I have read but still too dependent on British models. My sister Becca was reading Phillipa Gregory's KINGMAKER'S DAUGHTER, so when she finished I dived into it. It's a NY TIMES best seller and a quick read but forgettable. The central idea seemed to be this: If you craved being a British king or queen in the 1600's, you could expect to be the object of bitter hostility, ranging from the silent treatment to house arrest to military attack to poisoning. Enough already with the royals. Since Nobel Prize winning Doris Lessing died recently, I decided to reread her autobiography UNDER MY SKIN, a messy narrative but engaging and thought provoking. It chronicles her life from babyhood to age 29, when she left southern Rhodes ...
for Thursday, January 2, 2014 punnet \PUHN-it\, noun: a small container or basket for strawberries or other fruit. The Flip is among Chobani's latest innovations: flavored yogurt paired with a punnet of fruit or dry ingredients. -- Rebecca Mead, "Just Add Sugar," The New Yorker, Nov. 4, 2013 I was selling strawberries for ten pence a punnet, less than half the cost, for jam. And they complain. -- Doris Lessing, The Diaries of Jane Somers, 1984 Punnet is of unknown origin. It arose in the early 1800s.
Doris Lessing, author of the so-called feminist bible The Golden Notebook, has died aged 94.
flashback 2013 tributes to people left us :Aaron Swartz, Sukumari,Rituparno Ghosh,Pran,Chief Justice JS Verma,Farooq Sheikh,Nelson Mandela,Doris Lessing,Paul Walker & Peter O'Toole you all will be greatly missed
Sorry for the morbidity; but I did not know that this year Tom Clancy (American Spy novelist), Richard Griffiths (Harry Potter and other British theatre), Lou Reed (American singer), Doris Lessing (Nobel Prize winning author), Ronnie Biggs (the great train robber of 1963), and David Coleman (British sports commentator) passed on.
Seamus Heaney and Doris Lessing, two of the writers who passed in 2013, and part of THE NEW YORK TIMES Magazine's...
Doris Lessing's "To Room 19" inspired weird dreams in which I was Susan Rawling. I but Norton Anthology goes back on shelf today.
New post on The humility of Doris Lessing.
Literary greats who died in 2013: Chinua Achebe, Doris Lessing Seamus Heaney & Elmore Leonard in quotes via
I've finally written about The Grass is Singing by Doris Lessing while it's still just about time!
It all started with the great loss of this colosus african writer, Chinua Achebe, then came Iain Banks, then Seamus Heaney, then again Elmore Leonard, then finally Doris Lessing. These are the GREAT figures that the 21s century literary world has lost in this 2013.
Another chance to see a rare film made with writer Doris Lessing, five years before her recent death at the age of 94. Alan Yentob meets this acerbic, forthright yet warm woman, winner of the 2007 ...
Happy birthday to laureate Doris Lessing who turned 94 today!
Literary giants who died this year, including Iain Banks, Elmore Leonard & Doris Lessing
Did I miss Doris Lessing in that lineup? If you've left her out its an utter disgrace
Doris Lessing is another token doris. But that's it.
Doris Lessing covers as barometer of shifting conceptions of "the terrorist."
Rose Francis wrote: DORIS LESSING (94) ON FEMINISM: 'Im not interested in being a feminist icon.If you are a woman and you think at all, you are going to have to write about it, otherwise you aren't writing about the time you are living in. What I really can't stand about the feminist revolution is that, it produced some of the smuggest, most unselfcritical people the world has ever seen. They are horrible.' RE...
This year we lost former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Pulitzer Prize winning author Doris Lessing. I have had the honor of meeting both women, and admire each for immensely different reasons. They shared the trait of being "intellectually uneasy", and their passing reminds me how difficult it is to maintain such a state of mind for an hour, what less over the course of a lifetime.
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Keep in mind before you open your mouth about the decisions others have taken with their lives. While it may not be the path you wish to have walked down due to the circumstances a decision has brought upon yourself, that person embraced it with open arms. While there are always exceptions to what people define as seemingly good decisions, as their friend/fellow human being you should be willing to at least talk to them and understand their mindset and discuss it like reasonable person before bringing them purposely down or at least attempt to take a route that involves less confrontation. But people, also be sure to keep your eyes, ears and heart open when someone is making an honest attempt in reaching out; it's important that this works both ways or else the ignorant will fall victim to the ignorant. I know I've encountered this issue quite a few times sometimes by people who I didn't expect in the slightest to do such a thing, and sometimes it's even sugar coated as "advice" or "honesty" when in reali ...
Doris Lessing : "Trust no one who does not have faults."
A trail blazing literary talent who remains profoundly influential, Doris Lessing’s long and distinguished career took on a variety of countries, multiple literary genres and various political guises.
Doris Lessing shares anecdotes from her life as a writer. She was awarded the 2007 Nobel Prize in Literature. More about Doris Lessing at
“Words. Words. I play with words, hoping that some combination, even a chance combination, will say what I want.” — Doris Lessing This is why I write.
Re: Colonised Planet 5, Shikasta (often shortened to Shikasta) is a 1979science fiction novel by British Nobel Prize in Literature-winner Doris Lessing, and is the first book in her five-book Canopus in Argos series. It was first published in the United States in October 1979 by Alfred A. Knopf, and...
Every child has the capacity to be everything. - Doris Lessing
Robin Wright and Naomi Watts in Adore The death last month of the Nobel Prize-winning author Doris Lessing at the age of 94 drew a shower of obituaries and appreciations from across the English-speaking world. But few of those pieces talked about Adore, the movie French director Anne Fontaine and...
My Xmas post is really about love and that we are all open and wise for the huge changes that will occur in 2014. Free energy is on the way to market and the big boys have given up trying to suppress it because it's got too out of hand which is great. Police are laying down their shields at protests and everyone is feeling that enough is enough. Above all please avoid the fear and lies and propaganda spreading including Fukushima ... Even I fell prey to that one. The agenda of the last of the elite will be to cause chaos and panic over the next years. I have it on high regard that we are not under attack by planetary body called Planet X or Nibiru ... However something is going to happen we just don't know what. Remote viewers get stuck at the event horizon of infinite possibility!! Have no fear of the unknown and open your hearts this year to the real and infinite possibilities of all humanity working together for a common goal of peace, love harmony and awesome technology. “The end of all learning is ...
As we begin to take stock of 2013 it is fitting to look back at the world of literature and of the English Department this last year. 2013 took not one but two Nobel Prize winning authors, Seamus Heaney and Doris Lessing, both of whose work was featured in our classes. The continued consolidation of the publishing and distribution industry for literary material continued unabated, closing the doors for many aspiring authors and limiting what the public might be able to access. The advent of ebooks and their convoluted licensing arrangements has likewise hindered what was once a very simple transaction. As with movies, the window for presentation has shrunk dramatically. The movies now have a weekend to determine whether they are hits or misses. Something similar has happened to books. Authors often find they no longer have the luxury of building an audience over time with difficult works. We have a generation of literary superstars who produce massive numbers of new works, but where is the breadth and dep ...
Remy Karns presents in association with VALVe "The Steam Holiday Sale: All That Glitters Is Not GOTY" A poem by Remy Karns and Doris Lessing. Read by Don Cheadle. ~Day Five~ "Amnesia is good, and you should try it./ Castle Crashers is good-- get friends to also buy it./ Reus is good, but very tough:/ management sim veterans will like it enough./ Trine 2 is good, and better with two others./ Shadowrun Returns is good for hardcore Shadowrun lovers/ the real meat is in the community created campaigns,/ because the official adventure is actually a real pain./ Beware not following what Remy suggests/ for purchasing anything not on this or previous lists/ means that you are literally saying/ that you spend every night praying/ for more *** people to get AIDs because you hate *** people so much and love it when they get AIDs and you pray that more *** people get AIDs./ Literally."
“Do you know what people really want? Everyone, I mean. Everybody in the world is thinking: 'I wish there was just one other person I could really talk to, who could really understand me, who'd be kind to me.' That's what people really want, if they're telling the truth.” ~ Doris Lessing ~ The Golden Notebook
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When The language of truth is simple. --Czech Proverb "Laughter is by definition healthy." --Doris Lessing As long as a man stands in his own way, everything seems to be in his way. --Ralph Waldo Emerson Your vision will become clear only when You can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. --Carl Jung "Being quiet does not mean sacrificing productivity." --Jane Nelson
Yep, David's Frost & Coleman.Seamus Heaney, Karen Black, Jane Henson, Doris Lessing..and more and more..
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This excerpt from a talk by Doris Lessing is likely to have resonance for many of us - from the role played by school libraries, however poorly stocked, to the challenge of finding the space to think that is such an essential part of being able to actually write. This really spoke to me: "Writers are often asked, How do you write? With a wordprocessor? an electric typewriter? a quill? longhand? But the essential question is, “Have you found a space, that empty space, which should surround you when you write?” Into that space, which is like a form of listening, of attention, will come the words, the words your characters will speak, ideas – inspiration. If a writer cannot find this space, then poems and stories may be stillborn. When writers talk to each other, what they discuss is always to do with this imaginative space, this other time. “Have you found it? Are you holding it fast?”"
LONDON — Doris Lessing, the Nobel Prize-winning, free-thinking, world-travelling and often-polarizing author of “The Golden Notebook” and dozens of other novels that reflected her own improbable journey across the former British empire, died Sunday. She was 94. Her publisher, HarperCollins, said the...
1. Possession by A.S.Byatt 2. The Sea by Iris Murdoch 3. The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing 4. Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood 5. Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke 6. A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry 7. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien 8. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis 9. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery 10. Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden Rules: In your status line, list 10 books that have stayed with you in some way. Don't take more than a few minutes and don't think too hard - they don't have to be the "right" or "great" works. Just the ones that have touched you. Tag 10 friends, including me, so I'll see your list. Lisa Doucet, Fern Braein Teleglow, James Johnstone, Lynn Rotin, Anne Graydon, Vicki Lee, Claire Battershill, Cyrus E Springer, Cathy Conrad, David Howard
This has been a tough year on many I admire or just like...First, the death of Nelson Mandela, Peter O'Toole; then Ray Price; Roger Ebert; James Gandolfini; Joan Fontaine (sister to Olivia De Haviland); Doris Lessing; Speaker Tom Foley; Gummy Bear King Hans Riegel; David Frost.. my friends Bill Humbert and Monica Smith; and oh so many more...finally on my list is Kelly Clark, I liked him and agree or disagree 56 is just too young to die. May they all rest in peace and find grace in death. Love to their families who grieve may you have a good Holiday and blessed new year.
novel (mostly from overseas) going for $5 each: Toni Morrison (Beloved), Bruce Chatwin (On the Black Hill), Doris Lessing (The Memoirs of a Survivor, The Marriages between Zone Three, Four and Five), David Lodge (Nice Work), Jeanette Winterson (Oranges are not the Only Fruit), Virginia Woolf (The Waves), Mario Vargas Llosa (Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter), Angela Carter (Wayward Girls and Wicked Women), Christa Wolf (Cassandra). pm me if interested.
To Nic Peeters, here is the list of the books that moved me (ten of them :) ; Doris Lessing The golden notebook/Duby Le temps des Cathedrales/MarquezOne hundred years of solitude/Allende The house of the spirits/Jan de Hartog History of quakerism/Asimov The foundation/Pirsig Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance/James Michener The source/Saint-Exupery Le petit prince/ Barbara Tuchmann The march of folly
Reading charity Booktrust is pleased to announce former Children's Laureate and best-selling author Michael Morpurgo as its new President. The role, previously held by the late Doris Lessing, offers a notable figure as a supporter and ambassador for Booktrust's work. Booktrust believes that no-one should miss out on the life changing benefits that reading can bring. It gives free books to children via national programmes such as 'Bookstart', which works through locally based organisations to give packs of books to babies and toddlers, with guidance materials for parents and carers. With over 90 years of expertise in recommending books, it runs sponsored book prizes and manages creative reading projects, such as the Roald Dahl Funny Prize and the Waterstones Children's Laureate. This year, it launched a brand new prize – The Booktrust Best Book Awards, supported by Kindle. Michael Morpurgo OBE is the award-winning author of over 120 books for children, including War Horse, which has been adapted into a p ...
I became a writer because of frustration, the way I think many writers do. - Doris Lessing
A simple grateful thought turned heavenwards is the most perfect prayer.~Doris Lessing
I missed this news last month. So sad.~ Nobel Prize-winning author Doris Lessing died; wrote 'The Golden Notebook'
In the writing process, the more a story cooks, the better. ~Doris Lessing
Oh no, it was Nadine Gordimer... If only she'd met Doris Lessing too... That would be so thrilling!
It's here are my thoughts on The Grass is Singing
2013 has taken quite a few greats from us: Mandela, Roger Ebert, Lou Reed, Syd Field, Doris Lessing, and now Peter O'Toole.
Strange dream about going to a rememberance for Doris Lessing. Maybe because she was such an interesting person.
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Doris Lessing - Nobel Lecture: On not winning the Nobel Prize
Parents should leave books lying around marked "forbidden" if they want their children to read. - Doris Lessing
Very worth watching on iplayer: Doris Lessing interview from 2008: More on prog here:
Letter from Africa: Readers need writers has often been said that despite boasting several Nobel laureates for literature, many Africans themselves are more fond of reading the Bible or the Koran, and that literature and its army of novelists and poets matter little to the millions to whom independence delivered literacy and an appreciation of the written word. I am not sure what kind of people make up these generalisations but to those Africans who have heard of Nadine Gordimer, Wole Soyinka, J M Coetzee, Naguib Mahfouz and Doris Lessing, the literature laureate who grew up in Zimbabwe, the influence of the African world on the continent's men and women of letters continues. When Lessing died earlier this month at the grand old age of 94, she had already left her mark on many people's bookshelves and minds. We all gravitate to those authors who come closest to describing the physical and psychological worlds closest to our interests. More than half a century ago a young Lessing was telling us: "Africa be ...
The complete Doris Lessing, including a biography, an extensive detailed bibliography, a catalog of her books, reprinted articles, audio and portraits throughout the years.
That bit in any documentary on Doris Lessing, where they have to admit she wrote some science fiction books.
We're pretty sure Doris Lessing didn't do it on purpose but props madam if you did
I have been ironing, and watching The Doris Lessing interview..well worth watching..
Unbelievable as it may be... I've quit watching to read Doris Lessing instead. The world seems more right like this.
I shall. And I raise you The Grass is Singing by Doris Lessing. One of the most fascinating character portrayals I have read.
Absolutely wonderful program about Doris Lessing on BBC iPlayer at the moment.
Doris Lessing's The Fifth Child uses horror and fantasy to attack the fictions we try to live by. A brutal and compelling book.
Literature is analysis after the event-. Doris Lessing
Alan meets writer and Nobel Prize winner Doris Lessing, author of the Golden Notebook.
[The Associated Press] LONDON — Doris Lessing emerged from a black cab outside her home in London one day in 2007 and was confronted by a horde of reporters. When told she had won the Nobel Prize, she blinked and retorted "Oh Christ! ... ...
Evocative, influential writer Doris Lessing has died at the age of 94.
An interview with author Doris Lessing and her translator, Krista Kaer. This clip is from a DVD published by available from Amazon.
Up late pondering the nature of stuff. Doris Lessing might or might not be helping.
I love the BBC. Great documentary about Doris Lessing tonight... Beats Channel 7 drivel...
Doris Lessing, a talented authoress, died last month. She won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2007. But that's not why we're saluting her. We're saluting her for comments she made at a book festi...
Per Travis Taylor's request: Ten books that have stayed with me. "The Lives of Girls and Women" by Alice Munro* "The Country Girls Trilogy" by Edna O'Brien "The Diary of a Good Neighbor" by Doris Lessing "Couples" by John Updike "Ship of Fools" by Katherine Anne Porter "They Came Like Swallows" by William Maxwell "The Interpreter of Maladies" by Jhumpa Lahiri "The Member of the Wedding" by Carson McCullers "The Stories of John Cheever" by John Cheever "The Collected Stories of Richard Yates" by Richard Yates *I'm refusing to overthink the list, but I will admit it took everything in my soul to choose just one Alice book. I won't tag anyone, but please tag me if you see this and decide to make the list. I'm always looking for book recommenda--- er, I mean, to get to know you better...
"Laughter is, by definition, healthy." ~Doris Lessing
A STRANGE LOVE FOR MANDELA! President to unveil statue Doris Lessing on racial prejudice A strange love for Mandela December 9, 2013 Mai Jukwa Amai Jukwa and Garikai Chengu In this piece we make the case that Mandela was essentially used by white capital and that the fawning adoration expressed by white people is insincere and self-serving. What appears to be love for Mandela is actually self-love, a subconscious act of white self-preservation. The white establishment considered Nelson Mandela a terrorist and imprisoned him for 27 years. *** Cheney (the former US Vice President) voted against imposing sanctions on the South African apartheid government arguing that Mandela and the ANC were terrorists. Asked in 2000 if he regretted his vote, *** Cheney maintained that at the time Mandela was indeed a terrorist but had “mellowed” since his release from prison. That last point (that Mandela had mellowed) is important and is a recurring theme when one examines white adoration for Mandela. What did *** ...
Nobel Lecture December 7, 2007 On not winning the Nobel Prize, from Doris Lessing I am standing in a doorway looking through clouds of blowing dust to where I am told there is still uncut forest. Yesterday I drove through miles of stumps, and charred remains of fires where, in '56, there was the most wonderful forest I have ever seen, all now destroyed. People have to eat. They have to get fuel for fires. This is north-west Zimbabwe in the early eighties, and I am visiting a friend who was a teacher in a school in London. He is here "to help Africa," as we put it. He is a gently idealistic soul and what he found in this school shocked him into a depression, from which it was hard to recover. This school is like every other built after Independence. It consists of four large brick rooms side by side, put straight into the dust, one two three four, with a half room at one end, which is the library. In these classrooms are blackboards, but my friend keeps the chalks in his pocket, as otherwise they would be ...
Writing in The Washington Post, Elaine Showalter, the U.S. literary critic who is a Consulting Editor for Interlitq, states that Doris Lessing found Virginia Woolf "too ladylike and limited".
Arts Review Novelist Doris Lessing (1919-2013) and the long retreat By Sandy English 9 December 2013 Doris Lessing, the Nobel Prize winning novelist , died at age 94 in London on November 11. She produced over 50 novels and scores of short stories in her lifetime, most set in southern Africa or England. She is best remembered for her first novel The Grass is Singing (1950), her most well-known work The Golden Notebook (1962) and the five books of her science fiction Canopus in Argus series (1979-83). Lessing, at one time a member of the British Communist Party, produced significant material over the decades, but she is best remembered as a writer affected by the crimes of Stalinism and the shakeup of the official Communist parties in the period after Stalin’s death in 1953. Along with many others, she eventually moved sharply and disgracefully to the right. Her work of the 1950s and early 1960s, especially The Golden Notebook, reflects the confusion about and ultimate flight from politics that affected ...
British Nobel Prize-winning author Doris Lessing has died aged 94. A statement from her publisher, Harper Collins, said she "Passed Away peacefully at her Lo.
The Golden Notebook, Doris Lessing assures us, is a "very highly structured book, carefully planned." Its point is in "the relation of the parts to each other" (Personal Voice 51). Her "major aim was to shape a book which would make its own argument, a wordless statement; to talk through the way it…
This year 2013 is now hated by all by taking away good & great people Nelson Mandela, the former President of South Africa died at 95 US Actor Paul Walker Died in Car Accident great comedians Dharmavarapu Subramanyam, AVS Noted Dalit Writer Omprakash Valmiki Passed Away Frederick Sanger the two time Chemistry Nobel Prize winner died Doris Lessing, Nobel Prize-Winning Author, Died at 94 Ram Kripalu Tripathi, Popularly Known as Jagadguru Kripaluji Maharaj, Died Veteran Journalist R.K. Mukker Passed Away at 88 Vijaydan Detha, the Rajasthani folk writer died Tarla Dalal, the Celebrity Cook of India, Passed Away at 77 Ishwar Das Rohani, the Speaker of Madhya Pradesh Assembly, died Assamese Music Director Sher Choudhury Passed Away Nitish Sengupta, the former Member of Parliament Died Lou Reed, the Renowned Rocker and Solo Performer, Passed Away at 71 Rajendra Yadav, the Noted Hindi Writer Passed Away at 84 Vijay Soni a noted Painter and theatre personality dead R N Mahadevan, the former AIR director died at 84 ...
I was busy Thanksgiving when Doris Lessing died so I didn't get to post about it. This book affected me profoundly and her legacy abides. Like the best of The Beatles songs (and it's not a stretch when you think of, say, "Revolution"), it is as new today as when it was written. Thanks and farewell.
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Now, here's an interesting thing. Book sales...I mean real books, not Kindle Books, are up. And, they've been slowly rising over the past year. Of course, I watch this closely. This isn't a Christmas thing. And, I'm not knocking Kindle. I own a Kindle. They are great for airplane rides and vacations. But, I must say I prefer a real book. And, there are interesting genres that are up. Classics. Poetry. Children's books. And, of course, good for me, out of print books. I think there are a variety of reasons kicking in. You had a children's library as a kid. Now, your kid does not. Besides, you're concerned your kid spends too much time in front of a screen. Besides, you're missing reading a book to a child where you turn the pages. I had a lot of Doris Lessing works and bios, and when she died, every single one of them sold. Tons are available through Kindle and Online. Same with my slim volumes of Vachel Lindsay, Sara Teasdale, and other "lesser poets." I don't think more folks are reading. That's unf ...
49: The Grass Is Singing by Doris Lessing It is possible to divide our lives up under different headings. But what if you divided your life up into four notebooks to write about four areas of your life? For example, personally speaking, I could write about the following five areas of my… [ 409 more words. ]
"Some people obtain fame, others deserve it". - Doris Lessing
The feminist movement lost one of its most influential literary figures with the recent death of novelist Doris Lessing.
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