Doris Lessing | Critical Review by Trudy Bush

This literature criticism consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis & critique of Doris Lessing.
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Critical Review by Trudy Bush

SOURCE: Bush, Trudy. “Many Faiths, Many Stories.” Christian Century 117, no. 35 (13 December 2000): 1310.

In the following excerpt, Bush offers a description of the protagonist in Ben, in the World.

In her new novel [Ben, in the World], Doris Lessing gives a fresh twist to an old idea: What would our world seem like to an alien who found himself among us, and how would we react to such a being? But Ben Lovat is not a creature from another planet; he is from our own distant past—a throwback to a species near the beginning of human evolution. Lessing's 1988 novel The Fifth Child was told from the point of view of Ben's family, especially his mother. It recounts the havoc the birth of this monstrous child caused in what had been a happy, old-fashioned family. Lessing's sequel...

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