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The Sun Between Their Feet: Sun Between Their Feet v. 2 (Flamingo Modern Classics) By Doris Lessing

The Sun Between Their Feet: Sun Between Their Feet v. 2 (Flamingo Modern Classics)
by Doris Lessing

The second volume of Doris Lessing's `Collected African Stories', and a classic work from the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature.
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The second volume of Doris Lessing's `Collected African Stories', and a classic work from the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. `As for these stories - when I write one, it is as if I open a gate into a landscape which is always there. Time has nothing to do with it. A certain kind of pulse starts beating, and I recognise it: it is time I wrote another story from that landscape, external and internal at the same time, which was once the Old Chief's Country.' Doris Lessing, from the Preface This much-acclaimed collection of stories vividly evokes both the grandeur of Africa and the glare of its sun and the wide open space, as well as the great, irresolvable tensions between whites and blacks. Tales of poor white farmers and their lonely wives, of storm air thick with locusts, of ants and pomegranate trees, black servants and the year of hunger in a native village - all combine to present a powerful image of a continent which seems incorruptible in spite of all the people who plough, mine and plunder it to make their living. In Doris Lessing's own words, `Africa gives you the knowledge that man is a small creature, among other creatures, in a large landscape.'

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Sku
GOR001707064
Title
The Sun Between Their Feet: Sun Between Their Feet v. 2 (Flamingo Modern Classics)
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Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers
Year published
Number of pages
384
ISBN 10
0006545432
ISBN 13
9780006545439
Prizes
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