Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 May 2015

256 Pages

5.06 x 7.81 inches

ISBN: 9780719097348

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Doris Lessing

Susan Watkins

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Conducts a major reappraisal of the writing career of this prolific and respected author
  • Takes a new critical approach to Lessing's work deriving from postcolonial theory and criticism and the continuing impact of ideas of nation, race and empire on her writing
  • Discusses Lessing's recent writing and her non-fiction, which have been under researched and examine the relationship between her non-fictional writing and her fictional output
  • Situates Lessing's work in new literary and historical contexts, for example second world settler-invader literature in Southern Rhodesia

New to this Edition:

  • The first book on Doris Lessing to appear for c. 10 years, and the first to be published since Lessing was awarded the Nobel prize for literature in 2007, is now available in paperback

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