Doris Lessing

Bibliography


Works in English
The Grass is Singing. – London : M. Joseph, 1950 ; New York : Crowell, 1950
This was the Old Chief’s Country. – London : M. Joseph, 1951 ; New York : Crowell, 1952
Martha Quest. – London : M. Joseph, 1952. – (Children of Violence; 1)
Five : Short Novels. – London : M. Joseph, 1953
A Proper Marriage. – London : M. Joseph, 1954. – (Children of Violence; 2)
A Retreat to Innocence. – London : M. Joseph, 1956 ; New York : Prometheus, 1959
The Habit of Loving. – London : MacGibbon & Kee, 1957 ; New York : Crowell, 1958
Going Home. – London : M. Joseph, 1957 ; New York : Ballantine, 1968
A Ripple from the Storm. – London : M. Joseph, 1958 ; New York : Simon & Schuster, 1966. – (Children of Violence; 3)
Fourteen Poems. – Northwood : Scorpion Press, 1959
In Pursuit of the English : a Documentary. – London : MacGibbon & Kee, 1960 ; New York : Simon & Schuster, 1961
Play with a Tiger : a Play in Three Acts. – London : M. Joseph, 1962
The Golden Notebook. – London : M. Joseph, 1962 ; New York : Simon & Schuster, 1962
A Man and Two Women. – London : MacGibbon & Kee, 1963 ; New York : Simon & Schuster, 1963
Martha Quest and A Proper Marriage. – New York : Simon & Schuster, 1964
African Stories. – London : M. Joseph, 1964 ; New York : Simon & Schuster, 1965
Landlocked. – London : MacGibbon & Kee, 1965 ; New York : Simon & Schuster, 1966. – (Children of Violence; 4)
A Ripple from the Storm and Landlocked. – New York : Simon & Schuster, 1966
The Black Madonna. – London : Panther, 1966
Winter in July. – London : Panther, 1966
Particularly Cats. – London : M. Joseph, 1967 ; New York : Simon & Schuster, 1967
The Four-Gated City. – London : MacGibbon & Kee, 1969 ; New York : Knopf, 1969. –
(Children of Violence; 5)
Briefing for a Descent into Hell. – London : Cape, 1971 ; New York : Knopf, 1971
The Story of a Non-Marrying Man and Other Stories. – London : Cape, 1972. – Republ. as The Temptation of Jack Orkney and Other Stories. – New York : Knopf, 1972
Collected African stories. Vol. 1, This was the Old Chief’s Country. – London : M. Joseph, 1973
Collected African stories. Vol. 2, The Sun Between Their Feet. – London : M. Joseph, 1973
The Summer Before the Dark. – London : Cape, 1973 ; New York : Knopf, 1973
The Memoirs of a Survivor. – London : Octagon, 1974 ; New York : Knopf, 1975
Stories. – New York : Knopf, 1978
To Room Nineteen : Collected Stories Volume One. – London : Cape, 1978
The Temptation of Jack Orkney : Collected Stories Volume Two. – London : Cape, 1978
Shikasta : Re: Colonised Planet 5. – London : Cape, 1979 ; New York : Knopf, 1979. – (Canopus in Argos: Archives; 1)
The Marriages Between Zones Three, Four and Five. – London : Cape, 1980 ; New York : Knopf, 1980. – (Canopus in Argos: Archives; 2)
The Sirian Experiments. – London : Cape, 1981 ; New York : Knopf, 1981. – (Canopus in Argos: Archives; 3)
The Making of the Representative for Planet 8. – London : Cape, 1982 ; New York : Knopf, 1982. – (Canopus in Argos: Archives; 4)
Documents Relating to the Sentimental Agents in the Volyen Empire. – London : Cape, 1983 ; New York : Knopf, 1983. – (Canopus in Argos: Archives; 5)
The Diary of a Good Neighbour. – London : M. Joseph, 1983 ; New York : Knopf, 1983
If the Old Could … – London: M. Joseph, 1984 ; New York : Knopf, 1984
The Diaries of Jane Somers. – London : M. Joseph, 1984 ; New York : Knopf, 1984
The Good Terrorist. – London : Cape, 1985 ; New York : Knopf, 1985
Prisons We Choose to Live Inside. – London : Cape, 1987 ; New York : Harper & Row, 1987
The Wind Blows Away Our Words. – London : Picador, 1987 ; New York : Vintage, 1987
The Fifth Child. – London : Cape, 1988 ; New York : Knopf, 1988
The Real Thing : Stories and Sketches. – Republ. as London Observed : Stories and Sketches. – London : HarperCollins, 1992
African Laughter : Four Visits to Zimbabwe. – London & New York : HarperCollins, 1992
Shadows on the Wall of the Cave : a talk by Doris Lessing delivered 19 January 1994. – London : The British Library, 1994
Conversations / edited by Earl G. Ingersol. – Princeton, N.J. : Ontario Review Press, 1994
A Small Personal Voice : Essays, Reviews, Interviews / Edited by Paul Schlueter. – London : Flamingo (HarperCollins), 1994
Under My Skin : Volume One of My Autobiography, to 1949. – London & New York : HarperCollins, 1994
Spies I Have Known and Other Stories. – Glasgow : Collins Educational, 1995
Playing the Game. – London : HarperCollins, 1995
Love, Again. – London : Flamingo, 1996 ; New York : HarperCollins, 1996
Play with a Tiger, and Other Plays. – London : Flamingo, 1996
Walking in the Shade : Volume Two of My Autobiography, 1949-1962. – London & New York : HarperCollins, 1997
Mara and Dann : an Adventure. – London & New York : HarperCollins, 1999
Ben, in the World. – London & New York : HarperCollins, 2000
The Sweetest Dream. – London : Flamingo (HarperCollins), 2001 ; New York : HarperCollins, 2002
On Cats. – London : Flamingo (HarperCollins), 2002
The Grandmothers : Four Short Novels. – London : Flamingo (HarperCollins), 2003 ; New York : HarperCollins, 2004
Time Bites : Views and Reviews. – London : Fourth Estate, 2004 ; New York : HarperCollins, 2004
The Story of General Dann and Mara’s Daughter, Griot and the Snow Dog. – London : Fourth Estate (HarperCollins), 2005 ; New York : HarperCollins, 2006
The Cleft. – London : Fourth Estate (HarperCollins), 2007 ; New York : HarperCollins, 2007
Alfred & Emily. – London : Fourth Estate, 2008
 
Critical studies
Brewster, Dorothy, Doris Lessing. – New York : Twayne, 1965
Schlueter, Paul, The Novels of Doris Lessing. – Carbondale : Southern Illinois Univ. Press, 1973
Doris Lessing : Critical Studies / ed. by Annis Pratt and L.S. Dembo. – Madison : Wisconsin Press, 1974
Thorpe, Michael, Doris Lessing’s Africa. – London : Evans, 1978
Rubenstein, Roberta, The Novelistic Vision of Doris Lessing: Breaking the Forms of Consciousness. – Urbana, Ill. : Univ. of Illinois Press, 1979
Holmquist, Ingrid, From Society to Nature : a Study of Doris Lessing’s Children of Violence. – Göteborg : Acta Universitatis Gothoburgensis, 1980
Notebooks/Memoirs/Archives : Reading and Rereading Doris Lessing / ed. by Jenny Taylor. – Boston, Mass. : Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1982
Doris Lessing / edited by Eve Bertelsen. – Johannesburg : McGraw-Hill, cop. 1985
Fishburn, Katherine, The Unexpected Universe of Doris Lessing : a Study in Narrative Technique. – Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1985
Doris Lessing / edited and with an introduction by Harold Bloom. – New York : Chelsea House, 1986
Doris Lessing : the Alchemy of Survival / edited by Carey Kaplan and Ellen Cronan Rose. – Athens, Ohio : Ohio Univ. Press, cop. 1988
Greene, Gayle, Doris Lessing : the Poetics of Change. – Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, cop. 1994
Rowe, Margaret Moan, Doris Lessing. – London : Macmillan, 1994
Galin, Müge, Between East and West : Sufism in the Novels of Doris Lessing. – Albany, NY: State Univ. of New York Press, 1997
Putting the Questions Differently : Interviews with Doris Lessing 1964-1994 / Edited by Earl G. Ingersoll. – London : Flamingo, 1996
Klein, Carole, Doris Lessing : a Biography. – London : Duckworth, 2000
Lessing, Doris, Doris Lessing : Conversations / edited by Earl G. Ingersoll. – Princeton, N.J. : Ontario Review Press, 2000
Bücher, Britta, A Wordless Statement : die Rolle der Darstellung in Doris Lessings Space-fiction. – Frankfurt am Main : Peter Lang, 2002
 

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