TITLE

Almost Human but Not Quite?: The Impenetrability of Being in Doris Lessing's "Ben, In the World."

AUTHOR(S)
Meng-Tsung Hsieh
PUB. DATE
July 2010
SOURCE
Doris Lessing Studies;Summer2010, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
Literary criticism of the naming of the creature Ben Lovatt in the novel "Ben, In the World" by Doris Lessing is presented. The author examines Lessing's choice of the name Ben Lovatt for the protagonist, and traces the character's journey by using examples of Ben's exclusion found in the text as well as analyses by other scholars. Lessing's motives for writing the story, and themes of identity and diaspora are also discussed.
ACCESSION #
55232966

 

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