Doris Lessing | Critical Essay by Virginia Tiger

This literature criticism consists of approximately 19 pages of analysis & critique of Doris Lessing.
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Critical Essay by Virginia Tiger

SOURCE: Tiger, Virginia. “‘Taking Hands and Dancing in (Dis)Unity’1: Story to Storied in Doris Lessing's ‘To Room Nineteen’ and ‘A Room’.” Modern Fiction Studies 36, no. 3 (autumn 1990): 421-33.

In the following essay, Tiger considers the relationship between Lessing's short fiction and her longer works through a reading of two of her short stories: “To Room Nineteen” and “A Room.”

“To see” is the dominant verb in the realist text “à la gastronomie de l'oeil” as Balzac expressed it—and realist fiction is preeminently concerned with seeing, with a seeing in detail.2

—Mark Seltzer (507)

To view Doris Lessing's short fiction in relation to “the coercive network of seeing, power and...

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