Il miglior libro di Doris Lessing del 2020

Ecco la classifica dei migliori prodotti per la categoria Libro Di Doris Lessing:

Il diario di Jane Somers (Universale economica Vol: si tratta del più acquistato, ha ottenuto una recensione media di 3,4 con 50 recensioni

The Grass is Singing: medaglia d’argento per questo prodotto, la recensione media è di 3,8 con 389 recensioni

The golden notebook: terza posizione per questo prodotto, con una recensione media da parte degli utenti di 3,7 con 300 recensioni
Bestseller No. 1
Il diario di Jane Somers (Universale economica Vol. 1022)
50 Recensioni

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Appena finito di leggere...
Nella vita di Jane Somers accade qualcosa di imprevisto: in farmacia incontra una vecchina che ha evidentemente bisogno di aiuto e lei, inaspettatamente, si lascia coinvolgere come non è mai successo prima. Così succede che Jane, donna un po' frivola molto attenta al suo stile, e Maudie, indigente vecchietta ultranovantenne vestita di stracci neri, diventano amiche. C'è qualcosa di speciale in Maudie, nei suoi occhi azzurri e nella sua risata "da ragazza", e Jane inizia a ridurre gli impegni di lavoro per poter passare sempre più tempo con lei. Quest'amicizia cambierà inevitabilmente la visione della vita in generale, e della sua in particolare, da parte di Jane. Il romanzo è scritto sotto forma di diario, o meglio, di annotazioni e riflessioni giornaliere prive di date o di riferimenti temporali. La protagonista, Jane, è una donna moderna perfettamente integrata nel suo tempo e nella sua dimensione, frivola ed anaffettiva, estremamente egocentrica; Maudie è una persona bisognosa di tutto, che non è mai stata veramente amata da nessuno e che riuscirà a farsi amare da Jane. Due ritratti di donne così diverse tra di loro ma così comuni al giorno d'oggi, due aspetti opposti della stessa solitudine sapientemente descritti dal premio Nobel 2007, una delle più grandi scrittrici contemporanee.
I casi della vita
Doris Lessing è sempre un buon motivo per leggere. La sua scrittura semplice e chiara ti fa fare subito amicizia con i personaggi e dopo poco fai parte del racconto. Mi è piaciuto perchè è una storia originale, narra di un"amicizia fra donne anziane e giovani come una risorsa anche nei momento drammatici, insomma un autorevole punto di vita. Lo consiglierei a chi possiede un animo sensibile.
letto e riletto, un grande libro
L'avevo letto appena uscito, alla fine degli anni '80. Mi aveva colpito, allora, perchè il tema della vecchiaia e della morte erano raccontati come un'esperienza di vicinanza, al femminile. E' rimasto uno dei titoli importanti per me. L'ho riletto in questi giorni, trovato in formato kindle, e ho apprezzato ancora di più la scrittura asciutta della Lessing, il coinvolgimento che cresce fino all'esito finale. Non offre risposte, Lessing, ma apre interrogativi sul senso della nostra vita.

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Bestseller No. 2
The Grass is Singing
389 Recensioni
The Grass is Singing
  • Lessing, Doris (Author)

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Could not put it down
I would recommend this book to anyone who has an interest in colonialism and in Africa. The story itself is gripping and the descriptions of life on a remote farm in South Africa are galling and fascinating, particularly the author’s description of the relentless heat from the sun. The themes of racism and colonialism give major food for thought and it is an insight into how cruel colonialism was in South Africa.
Exquisite use of language - but shocking at the same time.
Doris Lessing doesn't disappoint in this tale of the inner turmoil and eventual breakdown of a woman living out her lonely and frustrating marriage to a farmer in the wilds of the African veldt. Lessing's ability to use language and punctuation to great effect to paint dramatic pictures of her surroundings and the inner feelings of the main character bring colour and deeper meaning to this often bleak tale. Characterisation is superb, bringing each of the players vividly to life. It brought fascinating and powerful insight into the whole issue of apartheid, which makes shocking reading particularly in the age that we now live in.Lessing does not hold back in her descriptions of the treatment meted out to native slaves by their white masters. This was a book choosen to be read by my local Book Club, and it provoked long and passionate debate at our recent meeting to discuss it. It's not a 'fun read', but it is certainly a riveting one. Highly recommended.
The author received a Nobel prize for literature
Reading this book it is easy to understand why. This story is very powerful and brings home some of the damage done to native cultures by white colonisation

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Bestseller No. 3
The golden notebook
300 Recensioni
The golden notebook
  • Lessing, Doris (Author)

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A golden book with hidden gems
I have been intending to read more Doris Lessing for - well, years really! There are always so many other good reads and so little time! I started this book, became hooked, but was still reading another which I had to finish also. Returned to the Notebook, found I could not remember all the characters so began again. Now they are all firmly in my head. And off I go again. Words and realisations resonate, she passes subtle messages of encouragement or chastisement which are thought-provoking. I love her writing style, I have seen her speak on the media and can, when I read her work, hear her speak again. Her influence goes on. Thank you Doris Lessing.
Worth reading
Doris Lessing died in November last year, aged 94, with more than 50 published novels and a Nobel Prize for Literature to her name. And at that time I hadn’t read anything she’d written. (Actually, now I’ve typed it I’m beginning to think I might have read one of her novels for a tutorial at University. But as I can’t say for sure – let alone name the book – it doesn’t really count*.) So where better to start, I reasoned, than with her seminal 1962 novel The Golden Notebook? The central character is best-selling novelist Anna Wulf. The events of Anna’s ‘real’ life and those of her actress friend, Molly, are told in sections entitled “Free Women”. These script-like narratives are interrupted by extracts from four notebooks that Anna uses to record her life. The Black Notebook records her experiences in Rhodesia before and during WWII, on which her best-selling novel is loosely based, and also her rejection of proposals to film the book. The Red Notebook records her experiences as a member of the Communist Party and her sensitivity to international conflicts. The Yellow Notebook is a fictionalised account of the recent breakdown of Anna’s relationship with her married lover. The Blue Notebook is Anna’s personal diary/journal. In the preface to my edition Lessing notes that the most important theme in the novel is fragmentation. Anna notebooks are her attempt to separate her life into compartments – writing, politics, love, and emotions. Inevitably she is unsuccessful. Events ‘leak’ from one notebook to another; they overlap and interact. Her continuing attempts to order and segregate are both a symptom and a symbol of her mental breakdown that progresses as the novel unfolds. After reading Anna’s notebooks Molly’s son, Tommy, blinds himself in a failed suicide attempt. He becomes an ominous presence, all-knowing and judging, like some twenty-something Tiresius. Anna’s own decline accelerates as she begins a sexual relationship with her new lodger, a schizophrenic American called Saul. Her disintegration is played out against the wider fragmentation in the book. Men and women, spouse and lover, black and white, gay and straight, conventional and bohemian, capitalism and communism, communism itself, nation and citizen, the family and the individual – art and life, even: everything is at odds, splitting and splintering into opposing factions. The final section of the novel sees Anna reject her four notebooks in favour of a single notebook, the Golden Notebook of the title. The Golden Notebook would seem to represent her attempt to conquer her illness – to literally “pull herself together” – but her decline continues. Saul’s departure and the anticipated return of her daughter from boarding school do hold out the promise of future healing, though. I’ll admit, I found it a hard novel to get into but once I’d tuned into the voices of the various sections, I was hooked – until I reached the final, Golden Notebook, section, that is. The title made me think it would be a reworking what had gone before in the four notebook sections, drawing together their disparate strands and making Anna whole again, somehow. Perhaps that was too simplistic an expectation, but I can’t help but feel it would been more satisfying than Anna’s acceleration into madness, which became a bit...err...(dare I say) boring. *Reading through a list of her works, Martha Quest seems to ring a bell. But the point still stands. For more reviews visit whatcathyread.wordpress.com

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