Doris Lessing | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Jane Hotchkiss

This literature criticism consists of approximately 16 pages of analysis & critique of Doris Lessing.
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Critical Essay by Jane Hotchkiss

SOURCE: Hotchkiss, Jane. “Coming of Age in Zambesia.” In Borders, Exiles, Diasporas, edited by Elazar Barkan and Marie-Denise Shelton, pp. 81-91. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1998.

In the following essay, Hotchkiss provides a stylistic and thematic analysis of Lessing's African stories.

When Doris Lessing's collection of African stories first appeared in 1951, white South African reviews revealed the peculiar double vision of colonial settlers. Her sketches of Southern African societies were applauded for their realism, yet the urgent issues they raised were left lying, as if inert, and the urgency was evaluated as a “bitterness” that spoiled her “art.” Lessing's work was often regretfully dismissed as “promising but artistically flawed” by her tendency to “standardiz[e] human beings to serve...

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