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Shikasta re, colonised planet 5 : personal, psychological, historical documents relating to visit by Johor (George Sherban) emissary (grade 9) 87th of the period of the last days by Doris Lessing

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Published by Knopf : distributed by Random House in New York .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

StatementDoris Lessing.
SeriesCanopus in Argos--archives
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPZ3.L56684 Sh 1979, PR6023.E833 Sh 1979
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 364 p. ;
Number of Pages364
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4408053M
ISBN 100394507320
LC Control Number79011295

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  Shikasta Re: Colonised Planet 5: Personal, Psychological, Historical Documents Relating to Visit by Johor (George Sherban) Emissary (grade 9) 87th of the Period of the Last Days (Book): Lessing, Doris May: This is the first volume in the series of novels Doris Lessing calls collectively Canopus in Argos: Archives. Presented as a compilation of documents, . Shikasta Doris Lessing. Rating: 0. Review: Shikasta is what happens when an experimental writer with a bend towards the "literary" tries their hand at science fiction. The result is interesting if opaque at times. The book is made up of a series of journal entries, reports, excerpts from texts, and letters describing the evolution of the planet Shikasta (Earth, really) from the beginnings of. ‘Magnificent an astouding book that sets out to chronicle the whole world of humanity, spirit, earth, stars, soul, virtue, evil, pre-Eden forever’ Myrna Blumberg, The Times ‘Profound, relevant and daring’ Rachel Billington, Financial Times ‘Shikasta is a piercing diagnosis of the unease spreading through our civilization.4/5(97). Re: Colonised Planet 5, Shikasta () About book: First read January This book does three ambitious things It takes the Old Testament of the Bible as inspiration for its mythical geo-historical content, but instead of an angry bearded guy in charge, it has a super-advanced utopian-collectivist space-travelling civilization colonising Earth and then struggling to maintain .