Identity in Doris Lessing’s Space Fiction

by David Waterman

Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface

Acknowledgements

Introduction


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


Notes

Works Cited

Index


 

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