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"Absorbing reading...Lessing conveys [with great clarity] the emotions, aspirations and constant self-questing of Martha Quest, her most powerful character." -- Sunday Times (London)
"Doris Lessing, of all the postwar English novelists, is the foremost creative descendant of that `great tradition' which includes George Eliot and D. H. Lawrence." -- New York Times Book Review
"I read the Children of Violence novels and began to understand how a person could write about the problems of the world in a compelling and beautiful way, and it seemed to me that was the most important thing I could ever do." -- Barbara Kingsolver
"She is a mature ad valuable artist, adventurous in the mysteries of daily life, thoughtful, passionate, true." -- Stanley Kauffmann
"There can't, I suppose , be anyone left who reads modern fiction at all and isn't aware of the importance of Doris Lessing's work...Lessing knows just what she is doing and a real, densely imagined, completely credible world emerges." -- John Wain, Observer
Winner of the 2007 Nobel Prize in Literature, Doris Lessing was one of the most celebrated and distinguished writers of our time, the recipient of a host of international awards, including the Somerset Maugham Award, the David Cohen Memorial Prize for British Literature, the James Tait Black Prize for best biography, Spain's Prince of Asturias Prize and Prix Catalunya, and the S. T. Dupont Golden PEN Award for a Lifetime's Distinguished Service to Literature.
Lessing was born of British parents in Persia on October 22, 1919, and moved with her family to Southern Rhodesia when she was five years old. She went to England in 1949, where she published her first book, The Grass Is Singing, and began her career as a professional writer. In 1962, she broke new ground with her novel The Golden Notebook. She wrote more than thirty books—among them the novels Martha Quest, The Fifth Child, and her last work Alfred and Emily; stories, reportage, poems, and plays; and several nonfiction works, including books about cats, and two volumes of autobiography, Walking in the Shade and Under My Skin. She died on November 17, 2013. Her portrait hangs in London's National Portrait Gallery.
The third book in Doris Lessing's Children of Violence series featuring her semi-autobiographical alter ego Martha Quest, A Ripple in the Storm finds Martha deep in the throws of... Read morePublished 4 months ago by M. Buzalka
That's it, I'm done with Kindle version of this series. I suffered through multiple misspellings and punctuation errors in "Martha Quest" and "A Proper Marriage"... Read morePublished 6 months ago by BMPF