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The Resource Doris Lessing : a biography, Carole Klein

Doris Lessing : a biography, Carole Klein

Label
Doris Lessing : a biography
Title
Doris Lessing
Title remainder
a biography
Statement of responsibility
Carole Klein
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Doris Lessing is one of the most influential women writers of our time. Both in her personal life and her literature, Lessing broke the rules. Born in Persia to a critical mother and a father who was shell-shocked during the First World War, she was brought up in Rhodesia. Marrying and divorcing two husbands, she moved to Britain with little more than an unpublished novel in her suitcase and one of her children. An ardent Communist before and during the Second World War - when she was married to a German - she distanced herself long before Communism's attraction faded for others. Always prolific, Lessing has continued to explore uncharted territory with her series of science fiction novels, further unsettling the literary world when her work was famously submitted under a pseudonym." "Much of Lessing's work is autobiographical, but the facts are scattered or at times disguised. Eight years in the making, this biography provides both a critical analysis of the work and reveals for the first time the woman behind the writer's formidable persona."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
LPU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Klein, Carole
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women novelists, English
  • Lessing, Doris
Label
Doris Lessing : a biography, Carole Klein
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [269]-278) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
45070291
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st Carrol & Graf ed.
Extent
283 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780786708062
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Doris Lessing : a biography, Carole Klein
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [269]-278) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
45070291
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st Carrol & Graf ed.
Extent
283 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780786708062
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

Library Locations

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      38.710138 -90.311107
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