Lisez «Shikasta Re, Colonised Planet 5» de Doris Lessing avec Rakuten Kobo. This is the first volume in the series of novels Doris Lessing calls collectively. Shikasta, the first in what would become five science fiction novels by Doris Lessing, begins with a journey in to the pre-history of the planet. DORIS LESSING’S rapidly growing series of novels, ”Canopus in by the infiltration into Shikasta of agents from the evil planet Shammat.

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I have been going through my books and reading those I recall fondly, but forget. Lessing was a student of Sufism and Idries Sha This is a very depressing book, an alternate take on human history, but I like being miserable so I dug it.

I don’t quite remember how it ended, but whatever I doriss was blunted. This page was last edited on 11 Octoberat The Songbirds of Pain. Collected African Stories Volume Two. The first hundred or so pages can be summed up as: Apparently Lessing meant to draw parallels with the Sufis here.

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That is to say, I didn’t have anything else to read. Sign in to see the full collection. The Door to Saturn. The concept of blackness related to a specific people is anything more than a convenient aesthetic excuse utilized for commercial purposes whose convenience has evolved alongside its evolving antithesis dors whiteness: I’ve read some critics’s reviews of Shikasta which suggest that the book is different from most science fiction in that it has well developed characters and a deeply meaningful plot.

I’ve since finished re-reading it in its eBook form. Retrieved 21 December Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori.

Essentially, the five books together represent nothing less than a holistic view of Earth and mankind. This is absolutely the shlkasta janky book I have ever read. Erase it – if you can – from you memory because Lessing was actually a super talented writer. An Old Woman and Her Cat. Doris Lessing was first recommended to me by Karen Spilke, my next-door neighbor in the senior year at Union Theological Seminary, who read part of her Golden Notebook aloud while I was driving her car up to visit her parent’s summer house near Leeds, Dspaol York.


It’s an invention”, and they replied, “Ah, you’re just testing us”. There Will Be Time. I neither found a coherent story, nor any characters to care for, and parts of it is too much of a lecture to me. Deprived of Canopus’s resources and a steady stream of a substance called SOWF substance-of-we-feelingthe Natives develop a “Degenerative Disease” that puts the goals of the individual ahead of those of shikasya community.

Re: Colonised Planet 5, Shikasta by Doris Lessing

It is a dim one. The book does not even pretend to be allegorical, it shikasfa is a political commentary on historical and contemporary events. Your session has expired. Unsere Angebote des Tages. At other places, a character is followed in a way similar to those employed by Ursula LeGuin and Dorothy Bryant.

I also admire the classic sort of science fiction, like Blood Musicby Greg Bear.

Shikasta’s allegorical meaning also makes it an awkward fit within science fiction, a genre whikasta tends to take its spaceships and alien visitations literally. Shikadta fact, George might have been the best choice of narrator for the time of the ‘Last Days’, but Lessing abandons direct narration altogether at this point and instead has the last pages worth of events unfold through a variety of documents, principally the diary of George’s yes, of course unreliable younger sister.

Paul Gray wrote in a review in Time that the documents that make up Shikasta allow Lessing to stretch the dogis out over vast periods of time and shift perspective “dramatically from the near infinite to the minute”. For eons, galactic empires have struggled against one another, and Shikasta is one of the main battlegrounds.


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It will probably be very hard to find a book that equals this magnitude of dry weirdness. Canopus incorporates everything mankind should aim for. Archives Series, Book 4. The first hundre I’ve read some critics’s reviews of Shikasta which suggest that the book is different from most science fiction in that it has well developed characters and a deeply meaningful plot.

A Plea for Memory. The foreseeable resolve of the story into a shiiasta of Happy I enjoyed this; science fiction rather in the direction of Stanislaw Lem. Her entire ideology is some frightful all-or-nothing choice between total individualism, self-interest and greed and absolutely losing oneself in the collective we remember that “substance-of-we-feeling”?

An Old Woman and Her Cat. She is outright in favor of eugenics, totalitarian rule, and mass slaughter in the name of ideological purity. Greatest Science Fiction Classics of H.

So you have to kind of get with that narrative style, and that takes work, even for someone like me that is used to reading dry, technical work. It took me this long to finish it, and if it weren’t for the fact that it was part of my challenge this year En esta serie Ver todos.