The grass is singing / Doris Lessing.


New York : New American Library, 1976.

Location Call Number Status Consortium Loan
George Washington
Mt. Vernon campus stacks
PR6023.E833 G7 1976 Available Request
American
LIB stacks
PR6023.E833 G7 Available Request
Howard
Founders Library stacks
PR6023 E833 G7 1976 Available Request
Subjects Married people -- Zimbabwe -- Fiction.
Married people.
Murder -- Zimbabwe -- Fiction.
Murder.
Race relations.
South Africa -- Fiction.
South Africa -- Race relations -- Fiction.
South Africa.
Zimbabwe.
Description 245 pages ; 20 cm
Copyright Date 1976.
Notes "A Plume book."
Reprint of the 1950 edition published by T.Y. Crowell, New York.
Summary Set in South Africa under white rule, Doris Lessing's first novel is both a riveting chronicle of human disintegration and a beautifully understated social critique. Mary Turner is a self-confident, independent young woman who becomes the depressed, frustrated wife of an ineffectual, unsuccessful farmer. Little by little the ennui of years on the farm work their slow poison, and Mary's despair progresses until the fateful arrival of an enigmatic and virile black servant, Moses. Locked in anguish, Mary and Moses--master and slave--are trapped in a web of mounting attraction and repulsion. Their psychic tension explodes in an electrifying scene that ends this disturbing tale of racial strife in colonial South Africa.
Genre Fiction.
Geographic Area Zimbabwe
South Africa
Network Numbers (OCoLC)3686344
(OCoLC)ocm03686344
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Lessing, Doris, 1919-2013.
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