Identity in Doris Lessing’s Space Fiction

by David Waterman

Table of Contents





Androgynous Identity in a Fragmented Society: Briefing for a Descent into Hell

Helpless Ignorance, Helpless Awareness?: Social Identit(ies) in The Memoirs of a Survivor

Collective Identity on an Interplanetary Scale: Shikasta

The Space of Belonging: Alienation in The Marriages between Zones Three, Four and Five

Who Am I When the Other Disappears?: Identity and Progress in The Sirian Experiments

Who we Become when Disaster Strikes : The Making of the Representative for Planet

Group Allegiance and Coerced Identity: The Sentimental Agents in the Volyen Empire

Conclusion, and The Reason for It


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