From swinging-'60s London to liberated sub-Saharan Africa, the author depicts the human faces of a broad canvas of issues in this polemical piece. The novel ranges from anorexia to AIDS to casting a questioning eye at the morality of the travelers on the World Bank gravy train. Moving from London to the tragic landscape of post-independence "Zimlia" (a thinly veiled Zimbabwe), Lessing documents the social movement and lost dreams of a post-war generation, for whom "it is always The Dream that counts." --Rachel Holmes, Amazon.co.uk --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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The main character is basically Mother London who spends her time cooking for a group of feckless and purposeless waifs who, miraculously turn into to highly successful world... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Tony
The Sweetest Dream begins as the story of Francis Lennox, and the group of disparate youths who come in and out of her life and her London home. Read morePublished on June 13, 2012 by scott89119
In this testament to a time long ago, The Sweetest Dream: A Novel reminds us of a colorful era when the boundaries were blurred, the issues were paramount, and many young people... Read morePublished on April 22, 2010 by Laurel-Rain Snow
I was attracted to this book by the title and by the fact that Doris Lessing has won the Nobel Prize in literature in 2007 (highlighted in the cover). Read morePublished on January 14, 2010 by Joao Cortez
"The sweetest dream" of the title is a world of equality -- a world in which no one is poor, no one is oppressed, and no one is inferior. Read morePublished on July 14, 2009 by R. M. Peterson
Doris Lessing is a writer of many locales and many genres. Of British parentage, she was born in Iran when it was called Persia. Read morePublished on July 24, 2008 by James Lough
A good plot diluted with far too many sub-plots, some of which were rather contorted.
With remarkably few words this author can conjure up a vivid scene e.g.(pg. Read more
Doris Lessing - The Sweetest Dream.
In the first half of this splendid book we are back more or less in the territory of the author's The Good Terrorist. Read more
Structured in two sections set in London and Africa, The Sweetest Dream is an interesting chronicle of the turmoil of western ideology in the post-World War era. Read morePublished on January 13, 2005 by Javier Echavarri