I was 22 years old when I first read Doris Lessing. It was her first book, The Grass is Singing, set in Rhodesia in the 1940’s amongst hardscrabble farmers struggling against their own alienation and inexperience to make a living. Knowing something about her background even back then when it was more fashionable to read … Continue reading Doris Lessing and the Search for Self.
Feminism, Love and Identity in the Novels of Doris Lessing Authors Press, India ISBN 978 81 7273 9188 200pages My introduction to the work of Doris Lessing was when I had the misfortune at fifteen to pick up a copy of Briefing for a Descent into Hell. I read it at a sitting and, … Continue reading FRAGMENTED SOCIETIES
I recently finished putting together a book with a good friend of mine, the incomparably cool Ajit Kumar, on the equally incomparably cool Doris Lessing. We collected a series of essays on the Author from experts from round the globe and contributed an essay each ourselves. Its due out this year from Seven Towers. … Continue reading Feminism and Woody Allen and the accusations meted out against him