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Between East and West: Sufism in the Novels of Doris Lessing

Galin, Muge

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ISBN 10: 0791433838 / ISBN 13: 9780791433836
Published by State Univ of New York Pr, 1997
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Title: Between East and West: Sufism in the Novels ...

Publisher: State Univ of New York Pr

Publication Date: 1997

Book Condition:Very Good

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East and West applies Sufi thought to some of Doris Lessing's novels and studies the manifestations of Sufi influence on Lessing. Various Sufi-like characters and their unconventional lifestyles are evaluated and explicated for Western readers unfamiliar with Sufism. This book also evaluates the role of spirituality in Lessing's work and considers the implications of taking Lessing's Sufism seriously when reading her works or when doing Lessing criticism. It also impresses upon the reader the degree to which Lessing is seriously offering her space-fiction utopias as plausible and even necessary alternatives to our present Western ways of life.

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Muge Galin is Lecturer at The Ohio State University. She is coeditor of The Emergence of an Ottoman Woman Author: Fatma Aliye Hanim and Understanding Women: The Challenge of Cross-Cultural Perspectives, and is author of Intermediate Turkish; Advanced Turkish; and Turkish Sampler: Writings for All Readers.

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