Lessing, Doris The Grass is Singing

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The Grass is Singing

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Hardback 50th Anniversary Edition

Doris Lessing brought the manuscript of THE GRASS IS SINGING, her classic first novel, with her when she left Southern Rhodesia and came to England in 1950. When it was first published it created an impact whose reverberations we are still feeling, and immediately established itself as a landmark in twentieth-century literature.

This hardback edition is to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its publication.

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‘In The Grass is Singing, you can feel the dynamo-like throb of a formidable talent: by its side most novels of 1950 looked like crochet-work.’
The Times

‘The Grass is Singing focuses on the blighted life of a woman whose spirit is destroyed by a disastrous marriage and by an environment to which she couldn’t respond. More than any other white African writer of her generation, Doris Lessing is aware of the seductive cruelty of colonialism and is one of our strongest, fiercest voices against injustice, racism and sexual hypocrisy.’
Independent on Sunday

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Doris Lessing brought the manuscript of 'The Grass is Singing,' her classic first novel, with her when she left Southern Rhodesia and came to England in 1950. When it was first published it created an impact whose reverberations we are still feeling, and immediately established itself as a landmark in twentieth-century literature.

Set in Rhodesia, 'The Grass is Singing' tells the story of Dick Turner, a failed white farmer and his wife, Mary, a town girl who hates the bush. Trapped by poverty, sapped by the heat of their tiny brick and iron house, Mary, lonely and frightened, turns to Moses, the black cook, for kindness and understanding.

A masterpiece of realism, ' The Grass is Singing' is a superb evocation of Africa's majestic beauty, an intense psychological portrait of lives in confusion and, most of all, a passionate exploration of the ideology of white supremacy.

Doris Lessing is one of the most important writers of the second half of the late twentieth century. Her most recent books include the celebrated novels, 'Love Again' and 'Mara and Dann, ' and the two volumes of autobiography, 'Under My Skin' and 'Walking in the Shade.' She lives in North London.

"In 'The Grass is Singing' you can feel the dynamo throb of a formidable talent: by its side, most novels of 1950 looked like crochet-work."
THE TIMES

"More than any other white African writer of her generation, Doris Lessing is aware of the seductive cruelty of colonialism and is one of our strongest, fiercest voices against injustice, racism and sexual hypocrisy."
INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

"Original and striking . . . full of those terrifying touches of truth, seldom mentioned but instantly recognised."
NEW STATESMAN

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Lessing, Doris
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