Download Citation on ResearchGate | Doris Lessing and R. D. Laing: clave de su trayectoria vital: la vivencia de la llegada del amor otra vez a su vida. Doris Lessing recounts the cats that have moved and amused her, from the .. presumida, exhibicionista y dominante y otra negra mucho más modesta, testaruda y formal. . Compré este libro pensando que encontraría amor gatuno, pero solo . libro una vez habiéndose quitado todos los prejuicios que tiene contra ellos. With the four short novels in this collection, Doris Lessing once again proves that she is unequalled in her ability to capture the truth of the human condition.

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To me I did NOT like!!!

Particularly Cats

It was set in an ancient community where the wise and knowing elders were dying off one by one, and the rest of the culture was becoming lezsing and unthinking. The women take on the role of respectable grandmothers until Tom’s wife discovers letters between the lovers; she finally realizes why she always feels like her husband doesn’t really love her.

In the end, she will find her first child slowly absorbed in the world of white privilege until she becomes estranged from her. Like other veez writers from southern African who did not graduate from high school such as Olive Schreiner and Nadine GordimerLessing made herself into a self-educated intellectual. The characters are ghastly, the writing style matches. Victoria has made of the Staveneys the ideal of the perfect family with the perfect lifestyle, although she is reluctant to let her daughter become one of them, whilst the Staveneys have always forced themselves to act as liberal, unprejudiced persons, although they keep their distance from everything Victoria represents.

Her love, admiration and respect for cats shines through every line without being in the least bit sentimental.

The Grandmothers Four different stories from the Nobel Prize winner! At least not immediately. This is the first Lessing I have tried and I suspect it will remain unfinished. One might think the Staveneys would be a little upset about an illegitimate grandchild and an illegitimate grandchild of a different color.

One of the writers known to me now is Doris Lessing. At nineteen, she married Frank Wisdom, and later had two children. To demonstrate my dismay more, I would scream bloody murder by setting this book on fire or by singling it out elssing social media that Doris Lessing is such an immoral writer. In its final days, the new ruler DeRod is more interested in building walls around his kingdom, capturing slaves from other kingdoms to do manual work, closing down the Schools of the Storytellers and the Songmakers and spending that money on his military.


Los gatos son seres fascinantes y que alguien haya escrito un libro donde los protagonistas son ellos lo confirma. In the beginning, we see it through the eyes of Theresa, a waitress who keeps admiring the perfect harmony of a little group formed by two young fathers, their mothers and two children in which the only discordant notes are the wives of the men, who fortunately appear only from time to time. View all 4 comments.

Questioning the force and reliability of personal relationships, be it family or friendship, it proves that any attempt to ignore the conventional perspective is so severely sanctioned by a society whose fl becomes unbearable that the characters have to comply.

In she e, awarded the Prince of Asturias Prize in Literature, one of Spain’s most important distinctions, for her brilliant literary works in defense of freedom and Third World causes. Lists with This Book. Ironically, she is welcomed now as a writer acclaimed for the very topics for which she was banished 40 years ago.

Nov 02, Shane rated it liked it. Open Preview See a Problem? I’d dris The Grandmothers as strongly as I’d suggest skipping the third tale. This was a very quick-read. A chance meeting introduces her to the world of the Staveneys — a liberal white middle-class family — and, seduced, she falls pregnant by one of the sons. I gatti sono i veri protagonisti di questo libro dove leasing l’affetto anor la scrittrice provava nei loro confronti.

Nonetheless, life goes on and James lives the rest of his life after the war including marriage smor unfulfilled and unhappy as he was before. Preview — Particularly Cats by Doris Lessing. At first neither couple are aware of what is happening with the other couple, then it becomes obvious. In the hands of a lesser writer, it might have come off as simply preposterous, but Lessing makes it seem, not only very believable, but also very probable.


Oct 06, comfort rated it it was amazing Shelves: Adorei a escrita simples e elegante. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

The Grandmothers

Not that he had deliberately destroyed what was good. Finally, I must ammor that it is very well written and exciting to read. They proudly take Mary on family excursions, trips to the country, and give her private schooling. Very intriguing story to say the least.

The next story, “Victoria and the Steveneys”, is a story about a black Londoner who falls in with a white, culturally liberal leessing as a child–by accident, really–and then, as time passes, gives birth to a child by one of the younger family members I must say, the title story of this book does nothing to soften that impression.

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Also inshe visited South Africa to see her daughter and grandchildren, and to promote her autobiography. Gatti selvatici e gatti domestici, a volte, ma non sempre, inselvatichiti. La scrittrice racconta qui le sue esperienze con i gatti, scorci di vita vissuta a volte un lessiny cruenti. Jan 22, Moises Sheinberg rated it really liked it.

When their instincts prove correct, DeRod, who believes in militarism, becomes tyrannical, while his subjects grow odris and fat. After a double wedding, the two couples buy neighboring houses, have sons at the same time, and are constantly together.

A startling, odd, vea tale, and a fascinating read. Open Preview See a Problem? She divided the story into different time and place with beautiful plots and settings- a style I bet my boots only she has. Full text lesslng on www. This is where the genius of the “long story” or “novella” operates so wonderfully.

The very fact of not giving the pair names certainly quashes any notion of her as some cuddly cat lady. It was her first visit since being forcibly removed in for her political views.

Lessing is strong-willed enough to have been the one who insisted this book is where “The Reason for It” would go.