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by Doris Lessing

eBook The Grandmothers download ISBN: 0007152795
Author: Doris Lessing
Publisher: Flamingo; First Edition edition (November 3, 2003)
Language: English
Pages: 320
ePub: 1133 kb
Fb2: 1527 kb
Rating: 4.8
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: Genre Fiction

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The Grandmothers book. How dare Doris Lessing write such a story educating people that irrational infatuation with someone whose age gap is beyond your sexual needs?

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Doris Lessing's latest collection of stories, The Grandmothers, deals in the dangers of self-delusion. If her targets tend to the obvious, Lessing's waspish satire can be amusing enough, despite opaque and careless prose (names in "The Grandmothers" are mistakenly transposed).

Doris Lessing's latest collection of stories, The Grandmothers, deals in the dangers of self-delusion. A Love Child" is more ambitious, appearing to present the loss, waste and self-delusion of a generation through a single romantic dreamer.

Doris Lessing is acknowledged to be one of the greatest writers of our times, by readers, critics and booksellers the world over. The re-jacketing of Lessing's backlist has taken her to a whole new generation of readers. These new stories will cement that readership. The Grass is Singing PB has sold over 60,000 copies in the UK, and 50,000 in export. Doris Lessing is widely recognized as one of the greatest writers of the second half of the twentieth century.

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With the four short novels in this collection, Doris Lessing once again proves that she is unequalled in her ability to capture the truth of the human condition. The title story, 'The Grandmothers', is an astonishing tour de force, a shockingly intimate portrait of an unconventional extended family and the lengths to which they will go to find happiness and love.

Doris Lessing, a romantic but also a realist, clearly has no doubt that it can have more unpleasant consequences. It is the penalties of discovery which hold together the four stories in The Grandmothers

Doris Lessing, a romantic but also a realist, clearly has no doubt that it can have more unpleasant consequences. It is the penalties of discovery which hold together the four stories in The Grandmothers. They all deal, in one way or another, with the disintegration of family relationships. Perhaps only sentimentalists believe that truth will make us free. Doris Lessing, a romantic but also a realist, clearly has no doubt that it can have more unpleasant consequences.

Four novellas by Doris Lessing, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, that once again show her to be unequalled in her ability to capture the truth of the human condition. The title story, & Grandmothers', is an astonishing tour de force, a shockingly intimate portrait of an unconventional extended family and the lengths to which they will go to find happiness and love. Written with a keen cinematic eye, the story is a ruthless dissection of the veneer of middle-class morality and convention

The grande dame of English literature returns with a stunning collection of four short, intensely observed novels. With the four short novels in this collection, Doris Lessing once again proves that she is unequalled in her ability to capture the truth of the human condition. The title story, 'The Grandmothers', is an astonishing tour de force, a shockingly intimate portrait of an unconventional extended family and the lengths to which they will go to find happiness and love. Written with a cinematic eye, so that one almost feels one is watching the scenes from the sidelines, the story is a ruthless dissection of the veneer of middle-class morality and convention which manages to be at once universal and desperately, heartbreakingly personal. 'Victoria and the Staveneys' takes us through 20 years of the life of a young underprivilged black girl in London. A chance meeting introduces her to the world of the Staveneys - a liberal white middle-class family - and, seduced, she falls pregnant by one of the sons. As her young daughter grows up, Victoria feels her parental control diminishing as the attractions of the Staveney's world exert themselves. An honest and often uncomfortable lo
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Modigas
Recently I re-read "The Reason For It," one of four novellas in The Grandmothers, a collection by Doris Lessing.
It's the only one of the four in the style Lessing began writing later in life, dubbed "space fiction" by her, though most people, of course, call it science fiction. Her first foray into this genre was the five-volume Canopus in Argos series, by which time she'd published dozens of realistic novels and short stories.

In The Reason For It a government representative, the equivalent of one of our senators, realizes as he nears death the mistake that he and his co-representatives made by appointing DeRod their president many years ago. They had believed his amiability signalled great kindness, but now he sees that DeRod is what he calls "feeble minded." As he describes President DeRod who he can, at last, see clearly, he sounds exactly like someone who voted for a president based on his charm, his looks, his affability. Now he sees that the man they chose to rule their region is an incompetent idiot who never understood the senators' complaints, and who was surrounded by people who covered up for his stupidity. During his reign the infrastructure fell into disrepair, schools stopped teaching anything meaningful, resulting in a shortage of labor...and so forth. It's our world, people!

I adore this story, though the style is more emotionally detached than Lessing's realistic fiction. I can see what might make a brilliant author turn to dry story-telling, a "just the facts, ma'am" kind of delivery. Much of Lessing's work centers on upcoming planetary apocalypse, and she may have adopted space fiction out of desparation to get her message through. Perhaps she thought that, ironically, by removing all literary flourishes from her prose, the message would stand out in stark reality more than it does with literary realism.

The Reason For It is brilliant, as are the other three novellas; however, the title novella, The Grandmothers, stands uniquely alone. In it, this ninety-something author explores the sexual relationship between each of two best friends with the other one's adult son. Realistic indeed--and the most radical erotica you're likely to read anywhere.
Dead Samurai
I was on a United flight when I happened upon this lovely movie. The book is actually better than the movie I think. Perhaps because some of the movie was a little confusing and maybe even a little hard to understand the relationship between two middle aged women and their sons evolving into a sexual relationship.

The book better explains this part and fills in the holes within the story including what happens next....
Gunos
What is interesting about the story (The Grandmothers) compared to the film (Two Mothers) is how sparse the story is. The film makes the sexual relation between the mothers and sons quite explicit, and it also gives more depth of personality to the mother played by Robin Wright in the film. In other words, the personalities are explored a bit more. The story, on the other hand, has a bit more about Australia itself, what this cove might mean to these people. In the movie, you barely realize that the setting is Australia, whereas in the story this seems to me a major point. I have to admit that I found both the film and novella to be engaging and interesting
Zeus Wooden
Doris Lessing is a gifted and subversive writer. Don't miss the movie version of The Grandmothers called "Adore," with Robin Wright. Women over a certain age with much, much younger men was never more beautifully done.
Cobandis
This was a shocking book to read. The plot was not run of the mill though quite believable. Her characters, especially the women, are very strong, though the boys hold their own.
Ynneig
The book was all telling, no showing. I didn't connect with any of the characters in any of the stories. The author has a way of weaving words together that's incredibly beautiful, but they lack the power that comes with emotional connection.
Gann
I found the first story a little hard to believe and rather bizarre. I really enjoyed the others. Ms Lessing really draws me into the story. I am not sure what will happen. Her stories are very compelling. I highly recommend this book
Doris Lessing has always been a fantastic writer. However, this book of novellas, like her other works, show the tedium at which she sometimes writes.