Doris Lessing Long Fiction Analysis - Essay

Doris Lessing Long Fiction Analysis

(Survey of Novels and Novellas)

Doris Lessing is a powerful writer committed to the lofty goal of changing human consciousness itself. The narrative voice that weaves throughout her prolific fiction is that of an intense thinker who observes, explores, and describes the contemporary world but whose ultimate sense of human life is that the individual, and indeed the human race, is meant to go beyond mere recognition of perceived reality and to struggle with visions of the possible. Her novels repeatedly suggest that changes in the way humans view themselves, their world, and their relationships with others are imperative if life on this planet is to survive.

Lessing’s scope is wide. Her creative imagination is able to provide a close analysis of a...

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