Doris Lessing: Poetics of Being and Time

Doris Lessing is a writer for all times; she is a historiographer and a transnational translational mediator between the East and the West. This volume provides a collection of articles analysing Doris Lessing’s literature. The first part, entitled “Lessing’s World of Words”, offers a broad vision of the writer’s novels; it introduces her many genres and sheds light on her literary affiliations. This is followed by “Lessing’s Other Spaces”, which dives into the novelist’s imaginary and spiritual universes. The final part, “Intersections: Lessing and Other Writers” establishes an analogy between Lessing’s texts and Ahlem Mustaghanemi’s Memory in the Flesh, Atiq Rahimi’s Earth and Ashes and Salman Rushdie’s Shame.


Bootheina Majoul is currently an Assistant Professor of English Literature in Tunisia. She is the author of several academic articles and four collections of poems. She delivered presentations in national and international conferences in Tunisia and abroad. She is a member of the Doris Lessing Society, and of the research unit “Languages and Cultural Forms” at the Institut Supérieur des Langues de Tunis at the University of Carthage, Tunisia.

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ISBN: 1-4438-9011-1

ISBN13: 978-1-4438-9011-3

Release Date: 4th May 2016

Pages: 110

Price: £41.99

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