Definition of Doris Lessing

1. Noun. English author of novels and short stories who grew up in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) (born in 1919).

Exact synonyms: Doris May Lessing, Lessing
Generic synonyms: Author, Writer

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Literary usage of Doris Lessing

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1. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"It is as oldfashioned as Jane Austen and as modern as Doris Lessing: Nobody was in their right place —Jane Austen, Mansfield Park, 1814 nobody minds having ..."

2. Multicultural Literature for Children and Young Adults: A Selected Listing by Ginny Moore Kruse (1991)
"... Doris Lessing and others whose voices speak powerfully of struggle and heroism under apartheid. Brief biographical notes on contributors, a glossary and ..."

3. The New Detente: Rethinking East-West Relations by Mary Kaldor, Gerard Holden, Richard A. Falk (1989)
"(Doris Lessing, Prisons We Choose to Live Inside, New York 1987) To consider what a suitable detente for Europe implies for the 1990s is the structuring ..."

4. Selling Used Books Online: The Complete Guide to Bookselling at Amazon's by Stephen Windwalker (2002)
"... May Sarton, Doris Lessing, John Fowles, Ken Kesey, Saul Bellow and the pre-1980 works of John Updike, Philip Roth, and Larry McMurtry. ..."

5. Women in South African History: Basus'iimbokodo, Bawel'imilambo / They by Nomboniso Gasa (2007)
"Biographies, as Doris Lessing has observed, are 'fluid, fleeting, evanescent...(a)n interim report' (Lessing 2005: 91-92). ..."

6. Wisdom for the Soul: Five Millennia of Prescriptions for Spiritual Healing by Larry Chang (2006)
"Doris Lessing, 1919- ~ To be sensual, I think, is to respect and rejoice in the force of life, of life itself, and to be present in all that one does, ..."

7. Family Learning: Foundation of Effective Education by Titus Alexander (1997)
"... Gerald Durrell, Doris Lessing, CS Lewis, the six Mitford sisters, Yehudi Menuhin, George Bernard Shaw, Beatrix Potter, Sue Townsend and Mary Wesley. ..."

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