The Grass is Singing

Front Cover
Doris May Lessing
Heinemann, 1973 - Africa - 256 pages
34 Reviews
This murder story features a Rhodesian farmer's wife and her houseboy.
  

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
11
4 stars
18
3 stars
2
2 stars
2
1 star
1

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - mkboylan - LibraryThing

I wasn't as taken with this book as many others were and seem to have had a different experience of the story. Most readers seem to focus on the race relations and that is indeed perhaps most of the ... Read full review

Review: The Grass is Singing

User Review  - Paola - Goodreads

So many things go on in this novel, the unravelling of a marriage doomed from the start in apartheid South Africa* showing us how two people can cooperate gently and effortlessly in causing each other ... Read full review

All 5 reviews »

Selected pages

Contents

Section 1
vii
Section 2
36
Section 3
61
Section 4
68
Section 5
73
Section 6
101
Section 7
127
Section 8
156
Section 9
182
Section 10
208
Section 11
235
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (1973)

Doris Lessing was born in Kermanshah, Persia (later Iran) on October 22, 1919 and grew up in Rhodesia (the present-day Zimbabwe). During her two marriages, she submitted short fiction and poetry for publication. After moving to London in 1949, she published her first novel, The Grass Is Singing, in 1950. She is best known for her 1954 Somerset Maugham Award-winning experimental novel The Golden Notebook. Her other works include This Was the Old Chief's Country, the Children of Violence series, the Canopus in Argos - Archives series, and Alfred and Emily. She has received numerous awards for her work including the 2001 Prince of Asturias Prize in Literature, the David Cohen British Literature Prize, and the 2007 Nobel Prize for Literature. She died on November 17, 2013 at the age of 94.

Bibliographic information