The Grass is Singing (Signed)

R 250.00  

Author: Doris Lessing
Signed by the Author
Publisher: Flamingo (1989)
ISBN-10: 0586089241
ISBN-13: 9780586089248
Condition: Very Good. There is some light scuffing to the cover edges and very small creases across the corners. The spine-ends are bumped with a bit of creasing to the pages alongside. The from hinge is very slightly cracked. Internally clean and unmarked. Still a very good copy.
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 206
Dimensions: 19.7 x 13.0 x 1.3 cm

Weight: 0.2 kg

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The Grass is Singing is the classic first novel from Doris Lessing, the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2007. When it was published it created an impact whose reverberations we are still feeling, and immediately established itself as a landmark in twentieth-century literature.

Set in Rhodesia, it tells the story of Dick Turner, a failed white farmer and his wife, Mary, a town girl who hates the bush. Trapped by poverty, sapped by the heat of their tiny brick and iron house, Mary, lonely and frightened, turns to Moses, the black cook, for kindness and understanding.

A masterpiece of realism, The Grass is Singing is a superb evocation of Africa's majestic beauty, an intense psychological portrait of lives in confusion and, most of all, a passionate exploration of the ideology of white supremacy.


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