Time Bites: Views and Reviews (Paperback)

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In this collection of the very best of Doris Lessing's essays, we are treated to the wisdom and keen insight of a writer who has learned, over the course of a brilliant career spanning more than half a century, to read the world differently. From imagining the secret sex life of Tolstoy to the secrets of Sufism, from reviews of classic books to commentaries on world politics, these essays cover an impressive range of subjects, cultures, periods, and themes, yet they are remarkably consistent in one key regard: Lessing's clear-eyed vision and clearly expressed prose.

Praise For…


“Refreshing and invigorating... An invaluable collection..”

“Lessing has a first-rate critical mind. Her social and political observations are acute.”

“There’s much to enjoy in this collection of essays.”

“A clarion call . . . Declaimed in Lessing’s brisk, wry voice and articulated with pragmatic intelligence.”

“Full of that sympathy for the human condition that informs her fiction... Each of these pieces is worth reading.”

“In these pieces, we hear the tough, uncompromising... courageous voice that has made Lessing an icon for freedom of thought.”

“Remarkably cohesive . . . one comes away with a real sense of who Lessing is. . . . [A] humane and truly internationalist book.”

“Eloquent, worthy essays.”
Product Details
ISBN: 9780060831417
ISBN-10: 0060831413
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: November 28th, 2006
Pages: 384
Language: English