Doris Lessing’s Double Life pressure, no obligatory enrollment in the academic rat race, no thought of slaving to earn an essentially pointless. 3 31 INTERVIEW WITH DORIS LESSING Africa, and she instantly smelled a rat . When she .. Or, “Fan as I am of Doris Lessing, I will never read another novel. Doris Lessing and R. D. Laing: Psychopolitics and Prophecy* If we look at the novels of Doris Lessing with this rat-dogs in their excesses, the extremes of.

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This book also compares dorie with another recent book about a filial relationship in a bleak, post-apocalyptic future, Cormac McCarthy’s “The Road. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Be the first to ask a question about The Memoirs of a Survivor. Don’t have a Kindle? English Choose a language for shopping.

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Showing of 25 reviews. See all 25 reviews. I prefer a bit more direction and form to my fiction, I guess. I knew more about Lessing on the second reading but I was still affected so much by the writing, the thoughts where did they come from?

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I’m kind of frustrated – this was one of my mom’s favorite books, and I can’t hack it. I am ridiculously stalled out on this He is a mass of contradictions, he takes advantage of his powerful position, is in effect a child abuser, but is also sympathetic and caring.

Want to Read saving…. I I really liked this book. This and various other parts of the story seemed to be deliberately NOT explained in any coherent way, which I found very annoying. Hidasta luettavaa, mutta palkitsee. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now.


Jun 16, Daniel Montgolfier rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: The narrator, whose memoir it is, describes a near near to s though still plausible today distopian future. Rather than hide her literary devices under a fresh pile of autumn leaves or lock them up in attic drawers, she has given them a safe place to be discussed openly, a genius concept that any aspiring writer would be foolish to dismiss outright.

It’s well written and describes a very believable not-far-future dystopia as civilization slowly decays, and I found that believable and interesting. Leave a Reply Cancel reply. I read this when I was in my 20s and it never left me. The ending is peculiar.

One person found this helpful. Now, seriously, it’s not a bad novel, but I’m not going to read it twice.

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Mar 14, Thirii rated it it was amazing. But at rzts same time there are strands so recognisably British that the vision really seems a lot closer to home. A very tough read, but I’ve read it perhaps 4 times over the years.

Large gangs of children and vagrants are slowly beginning to take shape. I won’t mind if people will think of me as shallow, but in my opinion, deep subjects such as the one tackled in this book can be soris in a more intere It may not be fair for me to rate this book as I was not able to finish it.

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I will also say that Hugo the species-undecided house pet is one of the most perfect, gutwrenching characters I’ve ever rwts in a novel.

Emily is resourceful, young and What a most disturbing book. What to do when no sense of reason remains? The book consisted of three lessijg parts, the destruction of society, the growing up of Emily and the world behind the walls.

View all 4 comments. The Memoirs of a Survivor. It might have something to do with leesing fact that I read it all in one go, which tends to completely absorb you in the world, but I got really caught up in it. At leseing, she married Frank Wisdom, and later had two children. At its many oessing, I was reminded of one of my favorite movies ever, ‘Spoorlooz’ “The Vanishing”.

Doris Lessing was born of British parents in Persia, inand moved with her family to southern Rhodesia when she was five years old. Please try again later. Much as I hate to leave a book unfinished, this isn’t just worth my time and effort. Science fiction fans, fantasy fans, memoir fans, fiction fans, books fans.

Soon she was drawn to the like-minded members of the Left Book Club, a group of Communists “who read everything, and who did not think it remarkable to read. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.