A man and two women: stories

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Simon and Schuster, 1963 - Fiction - 316 pages
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Review: A Man and Two Women: Stories

User Review  - Donna Elliot - Goodreads

What an amazing, versatile, worldly-wise author is Doris Lessing. I loved this selection of short stories, so many were poignant and evoked universal human feelings and experiences. Read full review

Review: A Man and Two Women: Stories

User Review  - Thomas - Goodreads

This collection of short stories gets four stars largely because of how much I liked the first and last of them. They are all on the more readable of Lessing's output, but I found myself not caring ... Read full review


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Born in Kermanshah, Persia (later Iran) on October 22, 1919, Doris Lessing grew up in Rhodesia (the present-day Zimbabwe). Her father was an amputee due to injuries received in World War I and, and her mother had treated his war injuries. As a child, Lessing explored the rural Rhodesian landscape, occasionally hunting small animals. While working as an au pair and a telephone operator in Salisbury, Rhodesia, Lessing read such authors as Chekhov and Tolstoy, refined her writing skills, and married twice. During her two marriages, she submitted short fiction and poetry for publication and, after moving to London in 1949 with her son, Peter, Lessing published her first novel, The Grass is Singing, in 1950. This work treated apartheid/racial issues that existed in Rhodesia at that time. She would go on to explore the individual's--women's in particular--relationship to society in many types of experimental fiction thereafter. Lessing has published many solid short-story collections but is perhaps best known for her 1954 Somerset Maugham Award-winning experimental novel The Golden Notebook. 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. Lessing has also had a lifelong interest in such topics as Marxism, telepathy, and social psychology.

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