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THE SIRIAN EXPERIMENTS Canopus in Argos: Archives; the Report of Ambien II, of Five

Lessing, Doris

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ISBN 10: 0394512316 / ISBN 13: 9780394512310
Published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1980
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Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. A few small tears to jacket. ; 1.1 x 9.4 x 6.5 Inches; 288 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 48932

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Title: THE SIRIAN EXPERIMENTS Canopus in Argos: ...

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York

Publication Date: 1980

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

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The third in Doris Lessing's visionary novel cycle "Canopus in Argos: Archives". It is a mix of fable, futuristic fantasy and pseudo-documentary accounts of 20th-century history.

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'The story Ambien tells is a panorama of the posibilities of civilisation and barbarism, ranging from a matriarchal version of Atlantis to the Aztec cult of human sacrifice. Doris Lessing's interests are strictly terrestrial an the figures from outer space are there to serve as tellers of an earthly tale providing a new, sometimes startling, perspective on earthly affairs and a largeless of vision beyond the horizon of the conventional novel.' - Robert Alter, New York Times

'One of our greatest contemporary writers...Doris Lessing has invented a new cosmology to look at the world in new way: she is attempting to tackle nothing less than all human life on Earth.' - Financial Times

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