The Grass Is Singing

(Penguin Reading Lab Level 5)

by | Publisher: Pearson ESL
Average vote of 336
| 6 total contributions of which 4 reviews , 2 quotes , 0 images , 0 notes , 0 video
Set in South Africa under white rule, Doris Lessing's first novel is both a riveting chronicle of human disintegration and a beautifully understated social critique. Mary Turner is a self-confident, independent young woman who becomes the depressed, ...Continua
Ha scritto il 08/02/19
Complex, powerful, interesting
This was Doris Lessing's first published novel. It has about it a harshness and brilliance, a richness in presenting complexities of character and situation. It also reveals the cruelty of the apartheid system through the inhumane treatment by the he...Continua
Ha scritto il 18/04/09

After all, though I am not impressed by her writing, the book stays in the mind, it makes go back to it and think about the story.

Ha scritto il 18/04/08
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 i...Continua
Ha scritto il 17/01/07
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 hi...Continua

Ha scritto il Aug 06, 2008, 15:13
God, the woman is mad as a hatter! he said to himself. And then he thought, but is she, is she? She can't be mad. She doesn't behave as if she were. She behaves simply as if she lives in a world of her own, where other people's standards don't count....Continua
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Ha scritto il Aug 05, 2008, 15:03
"It is nice to get out of town," she would say. But like most people, the things she said bore no relation at all to the things she felt: she was always profoundly relieved to get back to hot and cold water in taps and the streets and the office.
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