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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From the Trade Paperback edition. Johor’s journey is made through six “zones”, levels of spiritual existence each becoming more solidly material, until he arrives at Rohanda itself, which we come to suspect is in fact our own Earth. It’s just very slow and kind of disjointed. Johor then sends those he has successfully “converted” to spread the word among other Natives, and soon isolated communities begin to return to the pre-Shikastan days.

Shikasta is also the name of the fictional planet featured in the novel. But famine and unemployment grow, and anarchy spreads. The Memoirs of a Survivor. Briefing for a Descent Into Hell.

From the Trade Paperback edition. It was her first visit since being forcibly removed in for her political views. Ugochukwu Victor Ezeribe Mr.

It also eepaol a long set of shikzsta entries by a teenage girl living with her doctor parents in an unnamed Third World country, where she sees first hand the disparity between her own life and the lives of the young women in the village where she lives. We learn that the Earth’s history is bound up with the shifting fortunes of a war between two galactic empires: It’s a bit of a mess, though there are good passages every now and then.


It received mixed reviews from critics. Somehow the book also presents a kind of theodicee, in that the reason of Man’s depravity is due to ‘cosmic forces’, beyond the control even of the ‘supervisors’. Shikasta, the first in what would become five science fiction novels by Doris Lessingbegins with a journey in to the pre-history of the planet Rohanda.

Some descriptions are quite evocative, the build-up in which we are introduced to Shikasta that’s the alien’s name for Earth prior to the fall from grace, all this is very well done, though with a lot of loopy politics. So that you won’t have to.

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I am including this book in my “favorites” because of the unusual impact it had on me for about 25 years. Sir Laurens Van Der Post. Lessing however brings to it her political slant, which makes it pretty different than most lezsing novels of this type. Disponible dans le pays suivant: Report on the Threatened City.

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If that doesn’t work, there may be a network issue, and you can use our self test page to see what’s preventing the page from loading. Lessiing registered a book at BookCrossing. Subsequent reading of volumes three and five of the five-part series did nothing to help me appreciate Lessing’s work.

This was so obvious in the book that it must be what Doris Lessing intended, but I have to admit I don’t really like that take on humanity. The Door to Saturn. An Essay on India Routledge Revivals. In addition to Canopus, two other empires also establish a presence on the planet: She described The Sufis as “the most surprising book [she] had read”, and said it “changed [her] life”.


Summer voyages: Shikasta Re: Colonised Planet 5 by Doris Lessing

That’s not to say that this is a terrible book. Last And First Men [ Illustrated ]. Forget why I started it. Anyway, intriguing and interesting!!

Nonetheless, Lessing’s novel is shot through with mystical and religious ideas. Galaxies Like Grains of Sand. Votre panier est vide Votre panier ne contient actuellement aucun article.

But I have incredibly bizarre tastes, and I like to think about things that almost anyone else would consider way to outlandish for contemplation. Aug 05, Zanna rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: As Sherban grows up, he establishes contact with other Canopeans in disguise and then resumes his work trying to help the Shikastans. The Flood happened literally, although the rain lasted for “nearly 2 months” instead of 40 days, and although Noah escaped by going to a very high mountain instead of building a boat.

The foreseeable resolve of the story into a kind of Happy I enjoyed this; science fiction rather in the direction of Stanislaw Lem. The main problem with this book is that the writing is bad. The Bright Side of the Dark!

Someone left the cake out in the rain I don’t think that I can take it ‘Cause it took so long to bake it And I’ll never have that recipe again, oh no hide spoiler ] I finally read the end in Short Stories For You!