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Doris Lessing

Novelist (22-Oct-1919 — 17-Nov-2013)


Bonnie St. Andrews. Forbidden Fruit: On the Relationship Between Women and Knowledge In Doris Lessing, Selma Lagerlöf, Kate Chopin, Margaret Atwood. Troy, NY: Whitson Publishing Company. 1986. 176pp.

Neena Arora. Nayantara Sahgal and Doris Lessing: A Feminist Study in Comparison. Prestige Books. 1991. 135pp.

Eve Bertelsen (editor). Doris Lessing. McGraw-Hill. 1985. 217pp.

Harold Bloom (editor). Doris Lessing. Facts On File. 2003. 274pp.

Dorothy Brewster. Doris Lessing. Twayne. 1965. 173pp.

Shirley Budhos. The Theme of Enclosure in Selected Works of Doris Lessing. Whitston. 1987. 123pp.

Selma R. Burkom; Margaret Williams. Doris Lessing: A Checklist of Primary and Secondary Sources. Whitston. 1973. 88pp.

Lorelei Cederstrom. Fine-Tuning the Feminine Psyche: Jungian Patterns in the Novels of Doris Lessing. Peter Lang. 1990. 241pp.

Shadia S. Fahim. Doris Lessing: Sufi Equilibrium and the Form of the Novel. Macmillan. 1994. 279pp.

Roxanne J. Fand. The Dialogic Self: Reconstructing Subjectivity in Woolf, Lessing, and Atwood. Susquehanna University Press. 1999. 241pp.

Katherine Fishburn. The Unexpected Universe of Doris Lessing: A Study in Narrative Technique. Greenwood Press. 1985. 184pp.

Müge Galin. Between East and West: Sufism in the Novels of Doris Lessing. SUNY Press. 1997. 280pp.

Judith Kegan Gardiner. Rhys, Stead, Lessing and the Politics of Empathy. Indiana University Press. 1989. 186pp.

Gayle Greene. Doris Lessing: The Poetics of Change. University of Michigan Press. 1997. 296pp.

Earl G. Ingersoll (editor). Doris Lessing: Conversations. Ontario Review Press. 1994. 248pp.

Carey Kaplan; Ellen Cronan Rose (editors). Doris Lessing: The Alchemy of Survival. Ohio University Press. 1988. 187pp.

Jeannette King. Doris Lessing. Routledge, Chapman and Hall. 1989. 117pp.

Carole Klein. Doris Lessing: In the World But Not of It. Little Brown & Company. 1999. 448pp.

Mona Knapp. Doris Lessing. New York: Frederick Ungar. 1984. 210pp.

Guido Kums. Fiction, or the Language of Our Discontent: A Study of the Built-In Novelist in Novels by Angus Wilson, Lawrence Durrell and Doris Lessing. Peter Lang. 1985. 245pp.

Doris Lessing. Under My Skin: Volume One of My Autobiography to 1949. New York: HarperCollins. 1994. 419pp.

Doris Lessing. Walking in the Shade: Volume Two of My Autobiography, 1949-1962. HarperCollins. 1997. 404pp.

Elizabeth Maslen. Doris Lessing. Northcote House. 1990. 70pp. For the British Council.

Anita Myles. Doris Lessing: A Novelist with Organic Sensibility. Associated Publishing House. 1991. 116pp.

Phyllis Sternberg Perrakis (editor). Adventures of the Spirit: The Older Woman in the Works of Doris Lessing, Margaret Atwood, and Other Contemporary Women Writers. Ohio State University Press. 2007. 321pp.

Jean Pickering. Understanding Doris Lessing. University of South Carolina Press. 1990. 234pp.

Annis Pratt; L. S. Dembo (editors). Doris Lessing: Critical Studies. University of Wisconsin Press. 1974. 172pp.

Margaret Moan Rowe. Doris Lessing. Macmillan. 1994. 137pp.

Lorna Sage. Doris Lessing. London and New York: Methuen. 1983. 91pp.

Paul Schlueter. The Novels of Doris Lessing. Southern Illinois University Press. 1973. 144pp.

Carol Seiler-Franklin. Boulder-Pushers: Women in the Fiction of Margaret Drabble, Doris Lessing, and Iris Murdoch. Peter Lang. 1979. 249pp.

Dee Seligman. Doris Lessing: An Annotated Bibliography of Criticism. Greenwood Press. 1981. 139pp.

Mary Ann Singleton. The City and the Veld: The Fiction of Doris Lessing. Bucknell University Press. 1977. 243pp.

Rotraut Spiegel. Doris Lessing: The Problem of Alienation and the Form of the Novel. Peter Lang. 1980. 173pp.

Claire Sprague. Rereading Doris Lessing: Narrative Patterns of Doubling and Repetition. University of North Carolina Press. 1987. 210pp.

Claire Sprague; Virginia Tiger. Critical Essays on Doris Lessing. G. K. Hall. 1986. 237pp.

Jenny Taylor (editor). Notebooks, Memoirs, Archives: Reading and Rereading Doris Lessing. Routledge & Kegan Paul. 1982. 251pp.

Michael Thrope. Doris Lessing's Africa. London: Evans Brothers. 1978. 117pp.

Ruth Whittaker. Doris Lessing. St. Martin's Press. 1988. 144pp.

Louise Yelin. From the Margins of Empire: Christina Stead, Doris Lessing, Nadine Gordimer. Cornell University Press. 1998. 197pp.


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  8. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.414)

  9. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.887)

  10. Penguin Companion to the Arts in the Twentieth Century (p.130)

  11. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.146)

  12. Contemporary Novelists (pp.752-55)

  13. World Authors 1950-1970 (pp.856-59)

  14. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.594)

  15. International Dictionary of Women's Biography (p.280)

  16. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.299)

  17. Third World Women's Literatures (pp.177-80)

  18. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English (p.651)

  19. The Penguin Companion to English Literature (p.313)

  20. Northeastern Dictionary of Women's Biography (p.323)

  21. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.22)

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