TITLE

"A fit country for heroes to live in": Doris Lessing's "The Good Terrorist" as Trauma Text

AUTHOR(S)
Austin, Diana
PUB. DATE
January 2008
SOURCE
Doris Lessing Studies;Winter/Spring2008, Vol. 27 Issue 1/2, p23
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
A literary criticism of the book "The Good Terrorist" by Doris Lessing is presented. It examines the novel's representation of World War I and the individual and collective trauma experienced in betrayal and broken promises. The influence of the war on Lessing's life is analyzed and it is suggested that "The Good Terrorist" is a trauma text.
ACCESSION #
33007457

Tags: CRITICISM;  GOOD Terrorist, The (Book);  LESSING, Doris May, 1919-;  WORLD War, 1914-1918 -- Literature & the war;  BETRAYAL in literature;  INFLUENCE (Literary, artistic, etc.)

 

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