Doris Lessing: narrative spaces

Lyons, P. (2008) Doris Lessing: narrative spaces. New Review, 2, pp. 113-120.

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Abstract

By the 1990s Doris Lessing was asserting that narrative and story-telling activities are that which makes us human. Relating her fiction to contemporary narrative theory, and taking a synoptic view across her novels – from The Grass is Singing (1950) to Ben in the World (2000) , with attention to The Golden Notebook (1962) and to her science-fiction inflected fables of the 1970s and 80s – this essay examines how the narrative spaces she has envisaged have mutated and altered throughout her career.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:New Review 2: Approaches to Literature
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Lyons, Mr Patrick
Authors: Lyons, P.
Subjects:P Language and Literature > PR English literature
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > English Literature
Journal Name:New Review
Publisher:University of Warsaw Press
ISSN:1360-5712

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