A Man and Two Women: Stories

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  • Title: A Man and Two Women: Stories
  • Author: Doris Lessing
  • ISBN: 9780671541903
  • Page: 284
  • Format: Paperback
A Man and Two Women: Stories

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A Man and Two Women: Stories

About “Doris Lessing

  • Doris Lessing

    Both of her parents were British her father, who had been crippled in World War I, was a clerk in the Imperial Bank of Persia her mother had been a nurse In 1925, lured by the promise of getting rich through maize farming, the family moved to the British colony in Southern Rhodesia now Zimbabwe Like other women writers from southern African who did not graduate from high school such as Olive Schreiner and Nadine Gordimer , Lessing made herself into a self educated intellectual In 1937 she moved to Salisbury, where she worked as a telephone operator for a year At nineteen, she married Frank Wisdom, and had two children A few years later, feeling trapped in a persona that she feared would destroy her, she left her family, remaining in Salisbury Soon she was drawn to the like minded members of the Left Book Club, a group of Communists who read everything, and who did not think it remarkable to read Gottfried Lessing was a central member of the group shortly after she joined, they married and had a son.During the postwar years, Lessing became increasingly disillusioned with the Communist movement, which she left altogether in 1954 By 1949, Lessing had moved to London with her young son That year, she also published her first novel, The Grass Is Singing, and began her career as a professional writer.In June 1995 she received an Honorary Degree from Harvard University Also in 1995, she visited South Africa to see her daughter and grandchildren, and to promote her autobiography It was her first visit since being forcibly removed in 1956 for her political views Ironically, she is welcomed now as a writer acclaimed for the very topics for which she was banished 40 years ago.In 2001 she was awarded the Prince of Asturias Prize in Literature, one of Spain s most important distinctions, for her brilliant literary works in defense of freedom and Third World causes She also received the David Cohen British Literature Prize She was on the shortlist for the first Man Booker International Prize in 2005 In 2007 she was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature Extracted from the pamphlet A Reader s Guide to The Golden Notebook Under My Skin, HarperPerennial, 1995 Full text available on dorislessing.



500 thoughts on “A Man and Two Women: Stories

  • has two of my favourite stories in the top 50 The first story, the brutal One off the Short List and the last, the amazing To Room Nineteen 2012 another cover gone missing, and this one is so inappropriate it has to go up I ll do it



  • Overall, the tone of the book is depressing The stories are about unhappy people women usually the focus But depressing material can also be insightful The stand out in that regard was the last story, To Room Nineteen Really heavy, but poignant and thought provoking The first few stories on the other hand were a miss for me One Off the Short List, The Story of Two Dogs, and A Woman on a Roof, particularly They re not pleasant stories that are meant to be enjoyed, though, so I think that means th [...]


  • I have previously found Lessing a bit hit and miss for me, often in the same novel but I did like most of these stories Especially the Lawrentian title story England vs England , however, is of a Lawrence pastiche, but I wasn t convinced by Lessing s attempt at portraying South Yorkshire characters The stories set in South Africa, by comparison, were much successful, particularly The New Man Also good were Between Men , about a pair of mistresses, and Notes for a Case History , a potted biogra [...]


  • This collection of short stories gets four stars largely because of how much I liked the first and last of them They are all on the readable of Lessing s output, but I found myself not caring about most of the stories But the first and the last packed emotional wallops that make me now want to keep the ratty old mass market edition that I was all set to give away.


  • Varios cuentos de una etapa joven o de mediana edad de Doris Me gustaron algunos simples Dos perros y algunos complejos Un par pecan de ambiciosos y de aleg ricos Eso s , no hay mucha alegr a y en general el desamor domina la escena.


  • What an amazing, versatile, worldly wise author is Doris Lessing I loved this selection of short stories, so many were poignant and evoked universal human feelings and experiences.


  • Holy cow can this woman write Probably why she just won the Nobel Prize for Literature These are short stories good for parents of young children.



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