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Still, Rochlin's first novel is skillful parody, and at times even reminiscent of the late Tom McHale, that master of layman's theological comedy. Pub Date: March 18th, 1987. Publisher: Taplinger. Questions? Call us! 88. 85.
Frobisch's Angel : A Novel. Select Format: Hardcover. ISBN13:9780800830588. Release Date:April 1987.
The first book after Doris' Nobel Prize takes her back to her childhood in Southern Africa and the lives, both fictional .
The first book after Doris' Nobel Prize takes her back to her childhood in Southern Africa and the lives, both fictional and factual, that her parents lead. In this extraordinary book, the new Nobel Laureate Doris Lessing explores the lives of her parents, both of them irrevocably damaged by the Great War. Her father wanted the simple life of an English farmer, but shrapnel almost killed him in the trenches, and thereafter he had to wear a wooden leg.
Consider the book's first line: "In Rome Frobisch had a vision on the Spanish Steps. Doris Rochlin has a funny and skillful way with ironic juxtapositions. Quickly thereafter, we realize that, though the author's style is that of low comedy, her aspirations are high. And she never lets any of her characters get away with taking themselves too seriously for long. But she is using the modernist tools of the post-Malamud Jewish novel in too literal and realistic a style.
Doris Dörrie (German: ; born 26 May 1955) is a German film director, producer and author. Born in Hanover, Dörrie completed her secondary education there in 1973. The same year, she began a two-year attendance in film studies in the drama department of the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. She worked odd jobs in cafés and as film presenter in New York's Goethe House.
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Doris Lessing’s mother was a strict woman and in the anticipation of raising a prim and proper daughter, enforced a lot of rules and regulations in the house. Lessing, however, dropped out of school by the age of thirteen and thereafter started self educating herself.