FEMINISM OF RECONCILIATION AND SOCIAL CHANGE: PSYCHOANALYSIS, MARXISM AND SUFISM IN THE WORKS OF DORIS LESSING

Valentina Mikluc

DOI Number
10.22190/FULL1602209M
First page
209
Last page
219

Abstract

The most influential personality theories, mainly psychoanalysis and its critique, Marxist, and Eastern psychology, help determine the impact of Doris Lessing’s literary engagement and the way literary patterns in her novels redefine terminology detrimental to gender cohabitation. The three crucial elements making up her feminism are compared and the common denominators briefly presented as the basis of  a new approach to shaping a socially productive balance between male and female characteristics. Individual novels have been analyzed and compared in order to summarize examples of the novelistic application of her sociopolitical programme. 


Keywords

Doris Lessing, feminism, psychoanalysis, Marxism, Sufism

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