PRE-SUFI NOVELS: DORIS LESSING‘S NATURAL INCLINATION FOR SUFI THOUGHT

Kiaei, Shahram (2011) PRE-SUFI NOVELS: DORIS LESSING‘S NATURAL INCLINATION FOR SUFI THOUGHT. In: 1st International Conference on Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics (FLTAL’11), 5-7 May 2011, Sarajevo.

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Abstract

This paper discusses the impact of certain sufistic ideas on one of Doris Lessing‘s celebrated novels: The Memoirs of a Survivor. This novel is the example that shall be analyzed as Lessing's markedly Sufistic novel in order to show the characteristics of Lessing's works which scholars recognize as undeniably influenced by Sufism. The discussion in this novel is important in order to examine the differences on the craftsmanship of the novel even before Lessing incorporated officially to Sufism in her succeeding novels right after she has known about Sufism. This paper also argues Lessing‘s expected inclination to Sufism, or her visions before she finally realized how Sufism has influenced her art and her holistic evolution.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sufism, Holistic, Mysticism, Sufistic
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Depositing User: Users 4 not found.
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2012 08:43
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2012 08:36
URI: http://eprints.ibu.edu.ba/id/eprint/590

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