Books: Varieties of Love

THE HABIT OF LOVING (311 pp.)—Don's Lessing—CroweLL ($4).

A woman has slipped into the uneasy circle of England's Angry Young Men. No charter member of that club—not even Osborne or Amis—can have much to teach Author Doris Lessing about her craft. Moreover, her anger is never clothed in whining self-pity or adolescent sneers. Born in Persia, raised in South Africa and now a Londoner, Doris Lessing finds life less than perfect wherever she finds herself. The short stories in The Habit of Loving pick up her quarry in places as varied as France, South Africa, England, Bavaria. As might be expected, the...

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