TITLE

VELDTANSCHAUUNG: DORIS LESSING'S SAVAGE AFRICA

AUTHOR(S)
Bertelsen, Eve
PUB. DATE
December 1991
SOURCE
Modern Fiction Studies;Winter91, Vol. 37 Issue 4, p647
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses the book 'The Grass Is Singing,' by Doris Lessing. Expression of ideological positions; Major cultural source of Rhodesian reality interpretations; Parallelism between the themes of racism and madness; Mediation of romantic myth in the novel's depiction of Africa and the savage element in nature.
ACCESSION #
9207062245

 

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