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

Austin, Diana
January 2008
Doris Lessing Studies;Winter/Spring2008, Vol. 27 Issue 1/2, p23
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
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.


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