This study guide will help you analyse the text “Debbie and Julie” by Doris Lessing. We will show you examples of elements in the text that will be relevant for your analysis. In these notes, we will focus on the summary, structure, characters, setting, narrator and point of view, language, themes and message, and help you put the text in perspective.
Presentation of the text
Title: “Debbie and Julie”
Author: Doris Lessing
Published in: The Real Thing
Date of Publication: 1989
Genre: Short story
Doris Lessing (1919-2013) was a British author of short stories and novels. She was born in Iran, grew up in Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and subsequently moved to the UK. Lessing was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2007.
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