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In Pursuit of the English: A Documentary

 
 
Author
Doris Lessing.
Publisher Flamingo  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 8 x 5.25 x 0.55 inches
ISBN 9780060976293
Pages/Publication Date 228/1996
Daedalus Item Code 43872
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They are lusty, quarrelsome, unscrupulous, funny, and pathetic—they are the English. In this 1960 work of "documentary" nonfiction, the Nobel Prize–winning author of The Fifth Child and Mara and Dann: An Adventure examines life in a working-class London rooming house, and presents a shrewd and unsentimental picture of Great Britain in miniature. Doris Lessing introduces Bobby Brent, a con man; Mrs. Skeffington, a genteel woman who bullies her small child and flings herself down two flights of stairs to avoid having another; and Miss Priest, a prostitute, who replies to Lessing's question "Don't you ever like sex?" with "If you're going to talk dirty, I'm not interested." Winner of the 2007 Nobel Prize in Literature, Doris Lessing (1919–2013) was one of the most celebrated and distinguished writers of our time, receiving the Somerset Maugham Award, the David Cohen Memorial Prize for British Literature, the James Tait Black Prize, Spain's Prix Catalunya and Prince of Asturias Prize, and a dozen other prestigious literary awards.

"A magnificent book, quite staggering in its penetration of the ordinary working-class Londoner's nature."—Washington Post

 
 
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