The mother-daughter conflict in selected works by Doris Lessing

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Cartwright, John en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Hunter, Eva Shireen en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-09-22T07:52:08Z
dc.date.available 2014-09-22T07:52:08Z
dc.date.issued 1985 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Hunter, E. 1985. The mother-daughter conflict in selected works by Doris Lessing. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/7592
dc.description Bibliography: leaves 166-180. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract The central characters in Doris Lessing's novels are usually women struggling to shape for themselves a new and authentic identity in a changing world. In this study it is argued that this quest involves the Lessing character in a conflict less with any man than with another woman. This woman is the mother. The younger woman's task is to resist the compulsion to become like her mother and so lead a narrow, entirely domesticated life. The theme of the mother-daughter conflict is given its first extensive examination in this study. Three of Lessing's works are analysed in detail, while brief reference is made to nearly all of her novels and some African short stories. The three works selected, The Grass is Singing (1950), "To Room Nineteen" (1963), and The Marriages Between Zones Three, Four, and Five (1980), mark the beginning, an approximate mid-point, and the conclusion of the theme under discussion. They are also works that have not, as yet, enjoyed the exhaustive critical attention given to the Children of Violence series and The Golden Notebook. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other English en_ZA
dc.title The mother-daughter conflict in selected works by Doris Lessing en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of English Language and Literature en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MA en_ZA
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