On Not Writing (Realist) Characters: The Uncanny Experimentalism of The Grass is Singing

Stuber, Dorian
September 2012
Doris Lessing Studies;Fall2012, Vol. 30 Issue 2, p4
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
The article assesses the technique used in writing the book "The Grass Is Singing," by Doris Lessing wherein she fails to write realist characters in the story. It mentions that the technique is experimental as the author focuses on highlighting the work's subject matter. According to the author, the short story depicts how experimental writing could offer a different but unique way of presenting real life stories to readers.


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