The Grandmothers book. The first two short novels contained almost zero character development (seriously, I could have interchanged any character's name with another and it would have been impossible to sense the difference) and both flirted with a type of sick, consensual incest that I have found to exist only in f Wow. I have just had the most unusual reading experience. For the first three novellas of this collection, The Grandmothers, I was huddled over in pain like the woman on the cover of this book.
The four pieces that make up The Grandmothers are masterpieces of artistry and intellect. Stunnin. howing Lessing’s trademark incisiveness. Winner of the 2007 Nobel Prize in Literature, Doris Lessing was one of the most celebrated and distinguished writers of our time, the recipient of a host of international awards. She wrote more than thirty books-among them the novels Martha Quest, The Golden Notebook, and The Fifth Child.
The Grandmothers: Four Short Novels. The Grandmothers - Doris Lessing.
The Grandmothers: Four Short Novels is collection of four short stories published in 2003 by 2007 Nobel laureate Doris Lessing. The 2013 Australian-French film Adore (alternatively known as Adoration; previously known as Two Mothers and Perfect Mothers) is based on the story The Grandmothers. The director Anne Fontaine said Lessing told her when they met, that it was based on a true story that took place in a small community in Australia.
A path wandered up through shrubs, coming to a stop in Baxter’s Gardens, and one afternoon six people were making the gentle ascent, four adults and two little girls, whose shrieks of pleasure echoed the noises of the gulls. Two handsome men came first, not young, but only malice could call them middle-aged. The little girls, clamouring for the beach, which was down a rocky path, were told by their grandmothers, and then their fathers, to behave and play nicely. They squatted and made patterns with fingers and little sticks in the dust. Pretty little girls: so they should be with such good-looking progenitors.
And now surely these four remaining, the women and their sons, should say something, elucidate, make things clear? Not a word. Pinched, diminished, darkened, they sat on, and then at last one spoke.
The grandmothers - Victoria and the Staveneys - The reason for it - A love child. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by sf-loadersive. org on August 29, 2011.
Not as wonderful as some of her works, but very enjoyable. LibraryThing members' description.