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The Grass is Singing
Author: Doris May Lessing

ISBN: 9780007498802
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 17 January 2013
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.2 x 1.7
Doris Lessing brought the manuscript of The Grass is Singing with her when she left Southern Rhodesia and came to England in 1950. When it was first published it created an impact whose reverberations we are still feeling, and immediately established itself as a landmark in twentieth-century literature.

Set in Rhodesia, it tells the story of Dick Turner, a failed white farmer and his wife, Mary, a town girl who hates the bush. Trapped by poverty, sapped by the heat of their tiny brick and iron house, Mary, lonely and frightened, turns to Moses, the black cook, for kindness and understanding.

A masterpiece of realism, The Grass is Singing is a superb evocation of Africa's majestic beauty, an intense psychological portrait of lives in confusion and, most of all, a passionate exploration of the ideology of white supremacy.

About the Author

Doris Lessing was born in Persia in 1919 and brought up in Rhodesia. She first came to England in 1949 and her first novel was published in 1950. She is now widely recognised as one of the greatest writers o...

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