"Some Sort of Knowledge" Without Concepts, Without Certainty

Sookyoung Lee
September 2014
Doris Lessing Studies;Fall/Winter2014, Vol. 32 Issue 1, p12
Academic Journal
An essay is presented which examines novelist Doris Lessing's inversion of anthropological curiosity bound up with colonialist projects, especially in parsing of how war figures in British reconstruction of national identity with reference to the book "In Pursuit of the English." Topics include Lessing's views on historic and political dynamic of early postcolonial era, the second volume of her biography "Walking in the Shade" and political climate of the postwar period analyzed by Lessing.


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