Download Citation on ResearchGate | Doris Lessing and R. D. Laing: clave de su trayectoria vital: la vivencia de la llegada del amor otra vez a su vida. Doris Lessing recounts the cats that have moved and amused her, from the .. presumida, exhibicionista y dominante y otra negra mucho más modesta, testaruda y formal. . Compré este libro pensando que encontraría amor gatuno, pero solo . libro una vez habiéndose quitado todos los prejuicios que tiene contra ellos. With the four short novels in this collection, Doris Lessing once again proves that she is unequalled in her ability to capture the truth of the human condition.

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The first, The Grandmothers, is about two close friends who fall in love with each other’s teenage sons. Yes, you read that right. To me I did NOT like!!! If I were such a deep-seated moralist, I would give it 1 star out of 5 stars to express how disgusted I could be.

May 27, Sheila rated it really liked it Shelves: The title story, ‘The Grandmothers’, is an astonishing tour de force, a shockingly intimate portrait of an unconventional extended family and the lengths to which they will go to find happiness and love. The last novella titled, “The Love Child” narrates the perils that a group of soldiers have to face during the Second World War, most specifically, in transit on an overcrowded ship.

Comparatively, this is the heftiest among four.

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Well, the story is good, it’s a romance with heavy drama Then the unthinkable happens and these two 30 something women begin to have affairs with each others teenage sons. She believes the sons should get married, have children and move on with their lives. May 29, lessinf rated it it was ok Shelves: Nothing worthwhile, that is.


In the final novella, A Love Child, James, a WWII soldier, goes through a harrowing experience on a ship overstuffed with 5, soldiers on the way around the Cape, headed to a destination unknown. I read this book when I feel low. I recently watched the movie adaptation of The Grandmothers. Esiste un numero tollerabile molto basso di gatti uccisi in un libro. Un libro da conoscere che raconta di un universo misterioso, quello dei gatti!

The Grandmothers

In the hands of a lesser writer, it might have come off as simply preposterous, but Lessing makes it seem, not only very believable, but also very probable. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Lewsing account. Ammetto lessijg essere rimasta sorpresa davanti a questa presa di posizione che ammetto di non condividere appieno.

Built as a framed story the motive of the found manuscript it tells the story of the rise and decline of a civilization. The sad elder also realizes that he and his band of wise men and women were also responsible for this debacle because they picked DeRod as their leader and that they fell for his charm and not his intellect.

James, a British soldier, and the main character, while at a brief rest in Cape Town, falls in love with Daphne, a gracious hostess, and fathers a child with her. It’s the story of two women who are linked by the bonds of a never-seen-before friendship and their sons. What could be better than a woman unhappy in her marrige whom you’ve known all your life, is still fairly young, amoor makes you feel rich and secure because she’s yours without having had smor go through growing up with her?


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Opening couple of chapters are beautifully written. I appreciated it intellectually but I couldn’t emotionally connect.

Impreziosito in questa pessing edizione Feltrinelli dalle bellissime illustrazioni della catalana Joana Santamans. The women and their respective sons live in neighbouring houses by the beach; all four are happy in their older-younger sexual relationships and genuinely care for each other, and yet the pressures of conventional society that demand they abandon this incestuous life and cleave to partners closer to their age, and permit the sons to have families, starts to dominate.

Doris Lessing is a unique Writer who describes every detail and ends her stories with a realistic way.

Again, you need the weight of events, distractions, irrelevancies, and time to lesssing its fullness. Yet the fact is, I kept reading it. The love affairs actually last for many years until one of the women, Roz, decides it’s time to put a stop to them. A short story approx 40 pages packs in a lifetime Extracted from the pamphlet: