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Doris Lessing • 72 Items / 41 Books, 28 Articles, 2 Reviews, 1 Poem
The Summer Before the Dark (1973)
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Published Reviews
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    Doris Lessing's Belief in Survival (Review)
    The Summer Before the Dark, by Doris Lessing
    1. The Summer Before the Dark by Doris Lessing
    The Atlantic Monthly, June 1973, pp. 116-118
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    Everywoman Out of Love? (Review)
    The Summer Before the Dark, by Doris Lessing
    1. The Summer Before the Dark by Doris Lessing
    The Partisan Review, Summer 1973, pp. 500-502
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    Rite of Passage (Review)
    The Summer Before the Dark, by Doris Lessing
    1. The Summer Before the Dark by Doris Lessing
    The New Republic, May 12, 1973, pp. 28-29
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    After Touching Rock Bottom (Review)
    The Summer Before the Dark, by Doris Lessing
    1. The Summer Before the Dark by Doris Lessing
    The Nation, August 27, 1973, p. 151
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    Doris Lessing: The Phoenix 'Midst Her Fires (Review)
    The Summer Before the Dark, by Doris Lessing
    1. The Summer Before the Dark by Doris Lessing
    The Harpers Monthly, June 1973, pp. 83-85
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    Wise-Women (2 Reviews)
    The Summer Before the Dark, by Doris Lessing
    1. The Summer Before the Dark by Doris Lessing
    2. The Black Prince by Iris Murdoch
    The New York Review of Books, June 14, 1973, pp. 18-19
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    Psychohistory of a Trial (3 Reviews)
    The Summer Before the Dark, by Doris Lessing
    1. The Summer Before the Dark by Doris Lessing
    2. The Hothouse by the East River by Muriel Spark
    3. Life Signs by Johanna Davis
    Commonweal, November 9, 1973, pp. 136-137
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    Briefly Noted (3 Reviews)
    Fiction
    1. The Summer Before the Dark by Doris Lessing
    2. Recovery by John Berryman
    3. Virginia Fly Is Drowning by Angela Huth
    The New Yorker, June 9, 1973, pp. 113-114
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    Women, Kindly and Unkindly (3 Reviews)
    Group Portrait with Lady, by Heinrich Boll
    1. Group Portrait with Lady by Heinrich Boll
    2. The Summer Before the Dark by Doris Lessing
    3. Regiment of Women by Thomas Berger
    The Saturday Review, July 31, 1973, pp. 33-35
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    Fiction Roundup (4 Reviews)
    State of Grace, by Joy Williams
    1. State of Grace by Joy Williams
    2. The Summer Before the Dark by Doris Lessing
    3. The Hothouse by the East River by Muriel Spark
    4. The Black Prince by Iris Murdoch
    Commentary, September 1973, pp. 85-89
  11. Reviews
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    Old Pros with News from Nowhere (16 Reviews)
    The Great American Novel, by Philip Roth
    1. The Great American Novel by Philip Roth
    2. Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
    3. American Mischief by Alan Lelchuk
    4. Strange Peaches by Edwin Shrake
    5. Recovery by John Berryman
    6. Catholics by Brian Moore
    7. Between Life and Death by Nathalie Sarraute
    8. Do You Hear Them? by Nathalie Sarraute
    9. Forgetting Elena by Edmund White
    10. Just Sheaffer, or Storms in the Troubled Heir by Ian Mowatt
    11. Girls at War, and Other Stories by Chinua Achebe
    12. The Summer Before the Dark by Doris Lessing
    13. Yours, and Mine by Judith Rascoe
    14. The World of Apples by John Cheever
    15. Rembrandt's Hat by Bernard Malamud
    16. A Russian Beauty and Other Stories by Vladimir Nabokov
    The Hudson Review, Autumn 1973, pp. 545-561