A Ripple from the Storm (Children of Violence)
Martha Quest, the embodied heroine of the Children of Violence series, has been acclaimed as one of the greatest fictional creations in the English language. In a Ripple from the Storm, Doris Lessing charts Martha Quest's personal and political adventures in race-torn British Africa, following Martha through World War II, a grotesque second marriage, and an excursion into Communism. This wise and starling novel perceptively reveals the paradoxes, passions, and ironies rooted in the life of twentieth-century Anglo-Africa.
A Ripple from the Storm is the third novel in Doris Lessing's classic Children of Violence sequence of novels, each a masterpiece in its own right, and, taken together, an incisive and all-encompassing vision of our world in the twentieth century.
Doris Lessing, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature 2007, is one of the most celebrated and distinguished writers of recent decades. A Companion of Honour and a Companion of Literature, she has been awarded the David Cohen Memorial Prize for British Literature, Spain’s Prince of Asturias Prize, the International Catalunya Award and the S. T. Dupont Golden PEN Award for a
Lifetime’s Distinguished Service to Literature, as well as a host of other international awards.
Doris Lessing died on 17 November 2013.
"Absorbing reading...Lessing conveys [with great clarity] the emotions, aspirations and constant self-questing of Martha Quest, her most powerful character.""-- Sunday Times (London)""I read the Children of Violence novels and began to understand how a person could write about the problems of the world in a compelling and beautiful way, and it seemed to me that was the most important thing I could ever do."-- Barbara Kingsolver"There can't, I suppose, be anyone left who reads modern fiction at all and isn't aware of the importance of Doris Lessing's work...Lessing knows just what she is doing and a real, densely imagined, completely credible world emerges."-- John Wain, "Observer""Doris Lessing, of all the postwar English novelists, is the foremost creative descendant of that great tradition' which includes George Eliot and D. H. Lawrence."-- "New York Times Book Review""She is a mature ad valuable artist, adventurous in the mysteries of daily life, thoughtful, passionate, true."- Stanley Kauffmann
Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 1.9 x 20.3 cm