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The Sweetest Dream: A Novel - Doris Lessing
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2007, ISBN: 0060937556

[SR: 111220], Paperback, [EAN: 9780060937553], Harper Perennial, Harper Perennial, Book, [PU: Harper Perennial], 2002-12-24, Harper Perennial, Pub Date: 2002-12-24 Pages: 479 Language: English Publisher: HarperCollins US Frances Lennox ladles out dinner every night to the motley. exuberant. youthful crew assembled around her hospitable tableher two sons and their friends. girlfriends. ex-friends. and ftesh-off-the-street friends. Its the early 1960s and certainly everything is for the best in the best of all possible worlds. Except financial circumstances demand that Frances and her sons Eve with her proper ex-mother-in-law. And her ex-husband. Comrade Johnny. has just dumped his second wifes problem child at Francess feet. And the worlds political landscape has suddenly become surreal beyond imagination .... Set against the backdrop of the decade that changed the world forever. The Sweetest Dream is a riveting look at a group of people who dared to dream-and faced the inevitable cleanup afterward -. from one of th..., The motivating power of dream and the political price of illusions are the subject of Doris Lessing's extended family saga, The Sweetest Dream. While Frances Lennox, uncomplaining and unsentimental about her roles as a 1960s earth mother for a string of "screwed up" post-war children, serves up endless nurturing at the crowded kitchen table of a large North London house, her ex- husband pursues revolution on all-expenses-paid trips and conferences. Occasionally he drops by for free meals or to dump one of the children, or wives, of another failed marriage on Frances's doorstep. Lessing is able to turn a dispassionate eye on the economics of free love, in which women usually pay. From swinging-'60s London to liberated sub-Saharan Africa, the author depicts the human faces of a broad canvas of issues in this polemical piece. The novel ranges from anorexia to AIDS to casting a questioning eye at the morality of the travelers on the World Bank gravy train. Moving from London to the tragic landscape of post-independence "Zimlia" (a thinly veiled Zimbabwe), Lessing documents the social movement and lost dreams of a post-war generation, for whom "it is always The Dream that counts." --Rachel Holmes, Amazon.co.uk, 2205888011, Custom Stores, 7187330011, Amazon Publishing, 13901671, Audiobooks, 14244971, Bargain Books, 13621591, Boxed Sets, 194725011, Canada Day Deals, 377366011, Christian Living Store, 263003011, For Dummies Store, 2354164011, Formats, 714830011, Kids & Family Store, 370821011, Qualifying Textbooks - Fall 2007, 1040638, Specialty Stores, 916520, Books, 2056047011, Literary, 927790, Literature & Fiction, 927726, Subjects, 916520, Books

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[EAN: 9780060937553], Neubuch, [PU: Harper Perennial], DORIS MAY LESSING, THE SWEETEST DREAM, HARPER PERENNIAL, 0060937556, HDT4344RA06282010H7119, LITERATURE: CLASSICS, FICTION, FICTION - GENERAL, LITERARY, Antiques & Collectibles|Books, Fiction, Fiction|Humorous|Absurdity, Fiction|Literary, UNUSED, LIKE NEW, NOT EX-LIBRARY, Marked remainder, 479 pages. Doris Lessing tackles the 1960s and their legacy head-on in her most involving, most personal, most political novel for some years It?s the morning of the Sixties and it?s suppertime at Freedom Hall, the most welcoming household in North London. Frances Lennox stands at her stove, bringing another feast to readiness before ladling it out to the motley, youthful crew assembled around her hospitable table ? here are her two sons, smarting at their upbringing but beginning to absorb their mother?s lessons. Around them are ranged their schoolfriends and girlfriends and ex-friends and new friends fresh off the street. The feast begins. Wine and talk flow. Everything is being changed and being challenged. And here in this kitchen, the nutritious tolerance can be sniffed. But what is being tolerated? And where will it end? Over there in the corner is Frances? ex-husband, Comrade Johnny, who delivers his rousing tirades, then laps up the adolescent adulation while he laps up his soup, before disappearing into the night to evade the clutches of his responsibilities. Upstairs sits Johnny?s exiled mother, funding all, but finding she can embrace only one lost little girl ? Sylvia, who has to travel to Africa, to freshly, fervently independent Zimlia, to find out who she is and what she wants. And, yes, what of the Africans, what will they tolerate? These are the people dreaming the Sixties into being and the people who on the morning after all that dreaming, woke to find they were the ones taxed with clearing up and making good. No living novelist in Britain is in a better position than Doris Lessing to look at what the world did in that eventful decade. And perhaps no-one else has better expressed the difference between the male experience of the 1960s and what followed and the female experience of the same thing than she has here in The Sweetest Dream.

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The Sweetest Dream
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Lessing, Doris May

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The Sweetest Dream

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Set against the backdrop of the 1960s, the decade that changed the world, "The Sweetest Dream" is a riveting look from one of the greatest writers of our time at a group of people who dared to dream--and faced the inevitable clean up afterward.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780060937553
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0060937556
Paperback
Publishing year: 2003
Publisher: HARPER COLLINS
479 Pages
Weight: 0,386 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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ISBN/EAN: 9780060937553

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0-06-093755-6, 978-0-06-093755-3


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