ISBN 9788172239190,The Grass Is Singing

The Grass Is Singing


Doris Lessing


Harper Collins



Harper Collins

Publication Year 2012

ISBN 9788172239190

ISBN-10 817223919X


Number of Pages 220 Pages
Language (English)

19th century fiction

Set in South Africa under white rule, Doris Lessings first novel is both a riveting chronicle of human disintegration and a beautifully understated social critique. Mary Turner is a self- confident, independent young woman who becomes the depressed, frustrated wife of an ineffectual, unsuccessful farmer. Little by little, the ennui of years on the farm work their slow poison, and Marys despair progresses until the fateful arrival of an enigmatic and virile black servant, Moses. Locked in anguish, Mary and Moses master and slave are trapped in a web of mounting attraction and repulsion. The tension explodes in an electrifying scene that ends this disturbing tale of racial strife in colonial South Africa. The Grass is Singing blends Lessings imaginative vision with her own vividly remembered early childhood to recreate the quiet horror of a womans struggle against a ruthless fate. About The Author Doris Lessing is a Zimbabwean-British novelist, poet, playwright, librettist, biographer and short-story writer. Her novels include The Grass Is Singing (1950), the sequence of five novels collectively called Children of Violence (195269), The Golden Notebook (1962), The Good Terrorist (1985), and five novels collectively known as Canopus in Argos: Archives (19791983). She was awarded the 2007 Nobel Prize in Literature.