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$$ author-portrait-7183-dorislessing.jpg $$ Doris May Lessing ( Doris Lessing ) (b.

22 October 1919 - d.

17 November 2013) - English writer, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature 2007.

Feminist. Author of 5 novels from the series "Canopus in Argos" (1979-1982), containing different interpretations of the philosophical problems of the passive participation of weak humanity in the struggle of powerful civilizations. & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; With a positive response from B.

Oldiss, the series was criticized for using the concept of alien gods. Since 1965, monographs on Lessing`s work have been published regularly. On October 11, 2007, she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature "for her skepticism, passion and visionary power to comprehend the experience of women." [url = http: //ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%94%D0%BE%D1%80%D0%B8%D1%81_%D0%9B%D0%B5%D1%81%D1% 81% D0% B8% D0% BD% D0% B3] Material from Wikipedia - the free encyclopedia [/ url] Biography Doris Lessing, nee Doris May Taylor, was born on October 22, 1919 in Persia, in the city Kermanshah (modern Bakhtaran, Iran). Her father was an officer and her mother was a nurse. In 1925, when the girl was 6 years old, the family of the future writer moved to Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), which was then an English colony. Lessing herself described the years spent in the African wilderness as a nightmare, in which there was only a little bit of pleasure. According to the novelist, an unhappy childhood was one of the reasons she began to write about the colonialist relationship with black Africans and the chasm between the two cultures. Doris attended a Catholic school, and then until the age of 14 at a girls` school in the capital Salisbury (today Harare), which she never graduated from. She did not receive any further formal education. In her youth, she worked as a nurse, telephone operator, journalist. $$ author-portrait-7183-doris-lessing.jpg $$ & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; In 1939, Doris married Frank Charles Wisdom, from whom she later had a daughter and a son. However, in 1943 she divorced her husband, leaving the children with their father. In 1945, a wedding took place with a German émigré Gottfried Lessing. From this marriage, Doris left a son with whom she left Africa in 1949 after another divorce and moved to London to start a new life as a writer. & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; In the 1950s and 1960s, she was an activist of the British Communist Party and a member of the anti-nuclear movement. She was denied entry to South Africa and Rhodesia for criticizing apartheid. & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp;  Career & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; Doris Lessing began publishing in 1949. Her debut novel was titled "The Grass is Singing" ( The Grass sings ). Between 1952 and 1969 she published the semi-autobiographical series The Children of Violence ( Children of Violence ), consisting of five novels: Martha Quest (1952), Suitable Marriage [ / i] (1954), Swell after the storm (1958), Landside (1966), City of Four Gates (1969). & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp;  Instructions for Descent into Hell (1971) and Summer before Sunset (1973) are novels that plunge the reader into the depths of a disordered psyche and madness. & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; In 1979-1983 she released a series of science fiction novels "The Canopus in Argos: Archives Series" ("Canopus in Argos"), which are visionary allegorical novels about a future in which the characters - the archetypes of men and women - interact in outer space, consisting of of six zones, otherwise called "levels of being": Shikasta (1979), Marriages between zones three, four, five (1980), Experiments on Sirius (1981), Creation of a committee of representatives for planet eight (1982), based on the latter, an opera was written in 1988 by the composer Philip Glass. The final novel of the cycle Documents related to sentimental agents in the Volyen empire (1983). & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; One of her most famous novels, The Golden Notebook ( The Golden Diary ) was published in 1962 and is considered a classic of feminist literature. & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; In 1985 Lessing published the critically acclaimed satirical novel The Good Terrorist ( The Good Terrorist ). He talks about a group of London revolutionaries. In 1988, the book "The Fifth Child" ( The Fifth Child ) was published, which is considered one of the most important in the later work of the writer. This is a story about a ugly boy who is at the most primitive level of development. In the 1990s, she published two autobiographical books "Under My Skin" ( In My Skin ) and "Walking in the Shade" ( Walking in the Shadows ). & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; In 1996, after an eight-year hiatus, the novel And again love was released.

In 1999 - the futurological novel Mara and Dan.

The novel Ben, abandoned , continued [ i] Fifth Child , was published in 2000.

& nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; Doris Lessing published two novels under the pseudonym Jane Somers: The Diary of a Good Neighbor (1983) and If Old Age Could ...

(1984). & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; Lessing has also won a high reputation for her stories. Major collections: It was the country of the old leader (1951), The habit of love (1958), A man and two women (1963), African Stories (1964), The Temptations of Jack Orkney (1972). In 1978, a volume of short stories was published, which included all of her "small prose", except for stories that are set in Africa. Another collection, Present , was released in 1992.

& nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; Lessing is the author of four plays staged in English theaters: Mr.

Dollinger (1958), Each has their own desert (1958), The Truth About Billy Newton [/ i ] (1961) and Playing with the tiger (1962). In 1997, the result of a new collaboration with the composer F.

Glass was the opera Marriages between zones three, four, five , which premiered in Germany. & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; Lessing`s journalism includes books Above All Cats (1967, revised edition Above All Cats and Rufus , 1991), as well as two volumes of memoirs Going Home ( 1957) and In Search of English (1960). & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; In June 1995 Lessing was awarded her Ph.D.

from Harvard University. In the same year, she visited South Africa.

In December 1999, Doris Lessing entered the last list in the past millennium to receive the Order of the Knights of Honor, which is awarded to people who have "special services to the nation." & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; In January 2000, the National Portrait Gallery in London officially unveiled a portrait of Doris Lessing by Leonard William McComb (1999). $$ author-portrait-7183-doris-lessing2.jpg $$ ...

$$ author-portrait-7183-doris-lessing1.jpg $$ & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp;  Awards * Spanish Literary Prize Prince of Asturias * British Somerset Maugham Prize * Italian Grinzane Cavour Prize * German Shakespeare Prize Alfred Toepfer. * Nobel Prize for Literature & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp;  Bibliography & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp;  Canopus in Argos * Remember: Colonized Planet 5, Shikasta (1979) * Marriages between Zones 3, 4 and 5 (1980) * Sirian Experiments (1981) * Assign a Messenger to Planet 8 (1982) * Sentimental Agents in Imperial Volyenne (1982) & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp;  Publications in Russian * Lessing D . Anthill: A Story. / Per. from English S.

Terekhina and I.

Manenok. - M .: Pravda, 1956 .-- 64 p. (150 thousand copies) * Lessing D . Marta Quest. / Per. from English T.A.

Kudryavtseva. - M .: IIL, 1957 .-- 341 p. * Lessing D . Stories. (Anthill.

George "Leopard".

Eldorado.

Hunger). - M .: IIL, 1958 .-- 301 p. * Lessing D . Witchcraft is not for sale. Locust // Sat. "English short story" - L .: Lenizdat, 1961 * Lessing D . A Tale of Two Dogs // Sat. "Thirst for Humanity": Stories. - M .: "Young Guard", 1978 * Lessing D . Summer before sunset. Updike J.

Let`s get married. - M .: ART, 1992 .-- 376 p. (100 thousand copies) * Lessing D . Fifth child. Ben among people. (Bella Donna) - M .: Eksmo, 2006 .-- 350 p. * Lessing D . The grass sings. - SPb .: Amphora, 2008.

* Lessing D . Memories of a survivor. - SPb .: Amphora, 2008.

* Lessing D . Cleft. - SPb .: Amphora, 2008.

* Lessing D . Shikasta. - SPb .: Amphora, 2008.

* Lessing D . Marriages between Zones Three, Four and Five ...

- St.

Petersburg: Amphora, 2008.

* Lessing D . Sirius is experimenting. - SPb .: Amphora, 2008.

* Lessing D . Creation of a Representative for Planet Eight. - SPb .: Amphora, 2008.

* Lessing D . Sentimental agents in the Volyen empire. - SPb .: Amphora, 2008.

* Lessing D . Maara and Dunn. - SPb .: Amphora, 2008.

* Lessing D . The tale of General Danna, daughter of Maara, Griot, and the snow dog. - SPb .: Amphora, 2008.

* Lessing D . Great Dreams - St.

Petersburg: Amphora, 2009.

* Lessing D . Gold notebook. - SPb .: Amphora, 2009.

* Lessing D . Cats. - SPb .: Amphora, 2009.

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$$ author-portrait-7183-dorislessing.jpg $$ Doris May Lessing ( Doris Lessing ) (b. 22 October 1919 - d. 17 November 2013) - English writer, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature 2007. Feminist. Author of 5 novels from the series "Canopus in Argos" (1979-1982), containing different interpretations of the philosophical problems of the passive participation of weak humanity in the struggle of powerful civilizations. & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; With a positive response from B. Oldiss, the series was criticized for using the concept of alien gods. Since 1965, monographs on Lessing`s work have been published regularly. On October 11, 2007, she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature "for her skepticism, passion and visionary power to comprehend the experience of women." [url = http: //ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%94%D0%BE%D1%80%D0%B8%D1%81_%D0%9B%D0%B5%D1%81%D1% 81% D0% B8% D0% BD% D0% B3] Material from Wikipedia - the free encyclopedia [/ url] Biography Doris Lessing, nee Doris May Taylor, was born on October 22, 1919 in Persia, in the city Kermanshah (modern Bakhtaran, Iran). Her father was an officer and her mother was a nurse. In 1925, when the girl was 6 years old, the family of the future writer moved to Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), which was then an English colony. Lessing herself described the years spent in the African wilderness as a nightmare, in which there was only a little bit of pleasure. According to the novelist, an unhappy childhood was one of the reasons she began to write about the colonialist relationship with black Africans and the chasm between the two cultures. Doris attended a Catholic school, and then until the age of 14 at a girls` school in the capital Salisbury (today Harare), which she never graduated from. She did not receive any further formal education. In her youth, she worked as a nurse, telephone operator, journalist. $$ author-portrait-7183-doris-lessing.jpg $$ & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; In 1939, Doris married Frank Charles Wisdom, from whom she later had a daughter and a son. However, in 1943 she divorced her husband, leaving the children with their father. In 1945, a wedding took place with a German émigré Gottfried Lessing. From this marriage, Doris left a son with whom she left Africa in 1949 after another divorce and moved to London to start a new life as a writer. & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; In the 1950s and 1960s, she was an activist of the British Communist Party and a member of the anti-nuclear movement. She was denied entry to South Africa and Rhodesia for criticizing apartheid. & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp;  Career & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; Doris Lessing began publishing in 1949. Her debut novel was titled "The Grass is Singing" ( The Grass sings ). Between 1952 and 1969 she published the semi-autobiographical series The Children of Violence ( Children of Violence ), consisting of five novels: Martha Quest (1952), Suitable Marriage (1954), Swell after the storm (1958), Landside (1966), City of Four Gates (1969). & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp;  Instructions for Descent into Hell (1971) and Summer before Sunset (1973) are novels that plunge the reader into the depths of a disordered psyche and madness. & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; In 1979-1983 she released a series of science fiction novels "The Canopus in Argos: Archives Series" ("Canopus in Argos"), which are visionary allegorical novels about a future in which the characters - the archetypes of men and women - interact in outer space, consisting of of six zones, otherwise called "levels of being": Shikasta (1979), Marriages between zones three, four, five (1980), Experiments on Sirius (1981), Creation of a committee of representatives for planet eight (1982), based on the latter, an opera was written in 1988 by the composer Philip Glass. The final novel of the cycle Documents related to sentimental agents in the Volyen empire (1983). & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; One of her most famous novels, The Golden Notebook ( The Golden Diary ) was published in 1962 and is considered a classic of feminist literature. & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; In 1985 Lessing published the critically acclaimed satirical novel The Good Terrorist ( The Good Terrorist ). He talks about a group of London revolutionaries. In 1988, the book "The Fifth Child" ( The Fifth Child ) was published, which is considered one of the most important in the later work of the writer. This is a story about a ugly boy who is at the most primitive level of development. In the 1990s, she published two autobiographical books "Under My Skin" ( In My Skin ) and "Walking in the Shade" ( Walking in the Shadows ). & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; In 1996, after an eight-year hiatus, the novel And again love was released. In 1999 - the futurological novel Mara and Dan. The novel Ben, abandoned , continued [ i] Fifth Child , was published in 2000. & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; Doris Lessing published two novels under the pseudonym Jane Somers: The Diary of a Good Neighbor (1983) and If Old Age Could ... (1984). & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; Lessing has also won a high reputation for her stories. Major collections: It was the country of the old leader (1951), The habit of love (1958), A man and two women (1963), African Stories (1964), The Temptations of Jack Orkney (1972). In 1978, a volume of short stories was published, which included all of her "small prose", except for stories that are set in Africa. Another collection, Present , was released in 1992. & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; Lessing is the author of four plays staged in English theaters: Mr. Dollinger (1958), Each has their own desert (1958), The Truth About Billy Newton (1961) and Playing with the tiger (1962). In 1997, the result of a new collaboration with the composer F. Glass was the opera Marriages between zones three, four, five , which premiered in Germany. & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; Lessing`s journalism includes books Above All Cats (1967, revised edition Above All Cats and Rufus , 1991), as well as two volumes of memoirs Going Home ( 1957) and In Search of English (1960). & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; In June 1995 Lessing was awarded her Ph.D. from Harvard University. In the same year, she visited South Africa. In December 1999, Doris Lessing entered the last list in the past millennium to receive the Order of the Knights of Honor, which is awarded to people who have "special services to the nation." & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; In January 2000, the National Portrait Gallery in London officially unveiled a portrait of Doris Lessing by Leonard William McComb (1999). $$ author-portrait-7183-doris-lessing2.jpg $$ ... $$ author-portrait-7183-doris-lessing1.jpg $$ & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp;  Awards * Spanish Literary Prize Prince of Asturias * British Somerset Maugham Prize * Italian Grinzane Cavour Prize * German Shakespeare Prize Alfred Toepfer. * Nobel Prize for Literature & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp;  Bibliography & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp;  Canopus in Argos * Remember: Colonized Planet 5, Shikasta (1979) * Marriages between Zones 3, 4 and 5 (1980) * Sirian Experiments (1981) * Assign a Messenger to Planet 8 (1982) * Sentimental Agents in Imperial Volyenne (1982) & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp;  Publications in Russian * Lessing D . Anthill: A Story. / Per. from English S. Terekhina and I. Manenok. - M .: Pravda, 1956 .-- 64 p. (150 thousand copies) * Lessing D . Marta Quest. / Per. from English T.A. Kudryavtseva. - M .: IIL, 1957 .-- 341 p. * Lessing D . Stories. (Anthill. George "Leopard". Eldorado. Hunger). - M .: IIL, 1958 .-- 301 p. * Lessing D . Witchcraft is not for sale. Locust // Sat. "English short story" - L .: Lenizdat, 1961 * Lessing D . A Tale of Two Dogs // Sat. "Thirst for Humanity": Stories. - M .: "Young Guard", 1978 * Lessing D . Summer before sunset. Updike J. Let`s get married. - M .: ART, 1992 .-- 376 p. (100 thousand copies) * Lessing D . Fifth child. Ben among people. (Bella Donna) - M .: Eksmo, 2006 .-- 350 p. * Lessing D . The grass sings. - SPb .: Amphora, 2008. * Lessing D . Memories of a survivor. - SPb .: Amphora, 2008. * Lessing D . Cleft. - SPb .: Amphora, 2008. * Lessing D . Shikasta. - SPb .: Amphora, 2008. * Lessing D . Marriages between Zones Three, Four and Five ... - St. Petersburg: Amphora, 2008. * Lessing D . Sirius is experimenting. - SPb .: Amphora, 2008. * Lessing D . Creation of a Representative for Planet Eight. - SPb .: Amphora, 2008. * Lessing D . Sentimental agents in the Volyen empire. - SPb .: Amphora, 2008. * Lessing D . Maara and Dunn. - SPb .: Amphora, 2008. * Lessing D . The tale of General Danna, daughter of Maara, Griot, and the snow dog. - SPb .: Amphora, 2008. * Lessing D . Great Dreams - St. Petersburg: Amphora, 2009. * Lessing D . Gold notebook. - SPb .: Amphora, 2009. * Lessing D . Cats. - SPb .: Amphora, 2009.