Download Citation on ResearchGate | Doris Lessing and R. D. Laing: clave de su trayectoria vital: la vivencia de la llegada del amor otra vez a su vida. Doris Lessing recounts the cats that have moved and amused her, from the .. presumida, exhibicionista y dominante y otra negra mucho más modesta, testaruda y formal. . Compré este libro pensando que encontraría amor gatuno, pero solo . libro una vez habiéndose quitado todos los prejuicios que tiene contra ellos. With the four short novels in this collection, Doris Lessing once again proves that she is unequalled in her ability to capture the truth of the human condition.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. View all 10 comments. Ironically, she is welcomed now as a writer acclaimed for the very topics for which she was banished 40 years ago. It makes you realize that although love can be in various forms A young Englishman doesn’t have any idea what he’s being drafted into, misses all the good battles lessung Europe, sails wretchedly to India, and in a stopover in South Africa Capetownhas a four day fling with a married woman who really was only trying to be a decent hostess to “the boys.

We are asked not to sit in judgment so that these alternative relationships can survive. View all 70 comments. This is the first Lessing I have tried and I suspect it will remain unfinished. Introduced to sickness, he finds love. You live to love, you survive akor hold onto that love, but you can’t live or love forever: The one story that didn’t work for me was the third one. Nothing worthwhile, that is.

The paradisiacal scenario of the virginal Australian coast in the present day frames the setting for the uncategorizable friendship between two women, also Grandmothersand their sons, who cross the limits of morality and develop unhealthy, almost incestuous sexual affairs with their respective offspring.

In she moved to Salisbury, where she worked as a telephone operator for a year. Inlured by the promise of getting rich through maize farming, the family moved to ottra British colony in Southern Rhodesia now Zimbabwe.


The Grandmothers

In fact, the lesson behind the story is that life could be complicated when your moral choice is out of the sanity.

The opening story, “The Grandmothers,” is a mischievous but persuasive piece of wickedness in which two close friends end up being the lovers of vvez other’s sons.

Doris lessing e i suoi gatti che, tra mondo domestico e mondo selvatico, hanno avuto un ruolo importante nella sua vita. Extracted from the pamphlet: The characters are ghastly, the writing style lessnig.

I read this book when I feel low. Dec 27, Amedine Amedine rated it liked it Shelves: What a book this could be if it were a modest three tales. I wanted more for Victoria, and in the end, I guess she got more than she was offered. Casi, porque Lessing deja en todo dodis a las dos gatas en su sitio: Yet the fact is, I kept reading it.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. In summarizing the plot, I’m not doing justice to it. I haven’t read the book yet but based on the movie I’m guessing that for Tom it’s less than love.

Things doriz to James that aren’t really relevant to his passion for Daphne,but they become a kind of container for his passion, and we sense he’ll return to it, and the novella permits this in stages: Even the first-person narrator of the dystopia that portrays the downfall of an ancient civilization ponders about The Reasons Why a flourishing oligarchy might irreparably evolve into a directionless totalitarian dictatorship because of the intricacies of generational replacement.

Though he subsequently marries and has children of his own, James is a romantic who lives primarily in the past. The concept of the story is very common among us readers.

Particularly Cats by Doris Lessing

It all starts with a peaceful and heavenly setting and you just don’t feel it slipping to reveal a creepy-weird-dark-secret. The title story, ‘The Grandmothers’, is an astonishing tour de force, a shockingly intimate portrait of an unconventional extended family and the lengths to which they will go to find happiness and love. Lessing has a real knack for exploring the complexity of the human heart and I was intensely interested in these flawed and sympathetic characters.


I don’t pretend to understand why.

Well, I beg to dooris. The war ends and seven years later or so James go back to Cape Town looking for the love that never dies Dec 26, Maritza Buendia rated it really liked it. She was on the shortlist for the first Man Booker International Prize in Victoria and the Staveneys. And Doris Lessing has proven me that she could be as good as Toni Morrison upon reading this novel.

The women and their respective sons live in neighbouring houses dl the beach; all four are happy in their older-younger sexual relationships and genuinely care for each other, and yet the pressures of conventional society that demand they abandon lessinb incestuous life and cleave to partners closer to their age, and permit the sons to have families, starts to dominate.

What was most interesting to me was the account of soldiers who never saw combat and had to deal with aamor boredom of war, the harrowing sea journey from England to India via the Cape for soldiers who had ep sailed in the ocean, and the passionate, dreamlike, four-day affair between James and Daphne. Refresh and try again. Nonetheless, life goes on and James lives the rest of his life after the war including marriage as unfulfilled and unhappy as he was before.

See also my blog post with images on Five Books about Cats.

The opening of the story is rather ambiguous. Ma si tratta comunque di storie tristi che chi ama i gatti non reputo ami leggere o immaginare.