Doris Lessing | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Ruth Brandon

This literature criticism consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis & critique of Doris Lessing.
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Critical Review by Ruth Brandon

SOURCE: Brandon, Ruth. “Venus Observed.” New Statesman and Society 9, no. 398 (12 April 1996): 38-9.

In the following review, Brandon focuses on the theatrical setting, style, and implications of the central theme of Love, Again.

When [Love, Again] starts, this is still just a concept; by the end, the play is a success, but its creators have lost interest in it. The addictive group life of the theatre, vividly evoked, becomes the backdrop for the novel's own drama.

This theatrical effect is heightened by the rather highly coloured, simplified nature of the background. The weather is always sunny; the small town in Provence where much of the action takes place, and the stately home that is the setting for much of the rest, might be operatic stage: sets. And Julie herself, the play's subject, never convinces as a...

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