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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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fruit said on Aug 09, 2008, 02:50
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.
zbrntt said on May 18, 2008, 09:14
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.
e. said on Apr 18, 2008, 10:10
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).
南鵲 said on Jan 17, 2007, 18:46