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Grass is Singing

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Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

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Language:English | Number of Pages: 64 | Format: Paperback | In other languages: (other languages) Chi simplified

Isbn-10: 0140813551 | Isbn-13: 9780140813555 | Publish date: 

Also available as: Hardcover , Others , eBook

Category: Fiction & Literature

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Book Description
Part of the "Simply Stories" series, this ELT reader is an edited version of Doris Lessing's "The Grass is Singing", reduced to 2360 words.
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  • 4

    Ma come fa a scrivere cosí bene al primo romanzo! Brava, bravissima, l'autrice a descrivere la discesa a spirale di questa ragazza, tutto sommato relativamente normale, che commette un errore di valutazione: crede di doversi trovare un marito, come fanno tutti. Errore simmetrico, perché anche lu ...continue

    Ma come fa a scrivere cosí bene al primo romanzo! Brava, bravissima, l'autrice a descrivere la discesa a spirale di questa ragazza, tutto sommato relativamente normale, che commette un errore di valutazione: crede di doversi trovare un marito, come fanno tutti. Errore simmetrico, perché anche lui si innamora dell'idea di avere una moglie. E rotolano, rotolano, rotolano sempre piú in basso, fino all'epilogo finale.
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  • 5

    2011/10/3
    「我病了好多年啦,」她語氣尖酸說,「病在心裡。在心裡的什麼地方。你知道,這不是病,而是什麼地方,一切都錯了。」摘自多麗絲‧萊辛《野草在歌唱》
    這句話讀起來像誰的風格?……莒哈絲。……其實,這整個故事也「很莒哈絲」……
    所謂「很莒哈絲」的意思是,這故事有幾個重要的結構:一件謀殺案……發生殖民地上……幾個窮苦的白人被困在那裡……讓一個女人不知不覺中陷入絕望的深淵……
    想一想,這個故事讓莒哈絲來寫,會是怎麼樣?很好的問題,可以想好幾天……

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  • 4

    meravigliosa l'ambientazione di questo romanzo e il senso di noia e torpore che si respira nelle pagine. Bello il rapporto, per lo più silenzioso, tra i due protagonisti. Grande scrittura.

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  • 5

    A very profound narrative and I love to imagine the South Africa thru Lessing's eyes. But I'd say I do expect more from a Nobel laureate. This is what made Lessing a professional writer, now I wanna read her Golden Notebook.

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  • 5

    I've only discovered Doris Lessing in the past couple of years, and she's fast becoming one of my favourite writers. Interestingly, both of my favourite reads were ones I wouldn't have initially chosen from the shelf: I dissed Shikasta for being science fiction until my friend forced me to ...continue

    I've only discovered Doris Lessing in the past couple of years, and she's fast becoming one of my favourite writers. Interestingly, both of my favourite reads were ones I wouldn't have initially chosen from the shelf: I dissed Shikasta for being science fiction until my friend forced me to try it and I ended up loving it. Similarly, my copy of The Grass is Singing was an old edition that looked like something only one step up from a cheap romantic novel, but I ended up loving it too. Something in it spoke volumes to me about getting on (or not) in life, and how resisting our circumstances can influence our lives. Read it if you like Lessing, read it if you like South Africa or farming, or read it if you simply like reading about other people's lives.

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  • 3

    If she aimed to portray inertness, she did it. If she wanted to present a realistic cross-section of Rhodesia's society, she did it. If she wished to introduce atypical characters in a typical setting, intense psycology in tense situations, she did it. But I'm afraid I decided to finish it just b ...continue

    If she aimed to portray inertness, she did it. If she wanted to present a realistic cross-section of Rhodesia's society, she did it. If she wished to introduce atypical characters in a typical setting, intense psycology in tense situations, she did it. But I'm afraid I decided to finish it just because it was written by her. Tedious. No, not tedious, tiresome.

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  • 0

    萊辛透過寫作,獲得自由,然而她筆下的女主角,却在婚姻的僵局中無以自拔,一至於死: “long, long ago, she had turned toward another young man, a young man from a farm, when she was in trouble and had not known what to do. It had seemed to her that she would be saved from herself by marrying him. And then she had felt this emptiness when, ...continue

    萊辛透過寫作,獲得自由,然而她筆下的女主角,却在婚姻的僵局中無以自拔,一至於死: “long, long ago, she had turned toward another young man, a young man from a farm, when she was in trouble and had not known what to do. It had seemed to her that she would be saved from herself by marrying him. And then she had felt this emptiness when, at last, she had known there was to be no release and that she would live on the farm till she died” (231).

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