This part of the study guide helps you put “Debbie and Julie” by Doris Lessing in perspective by linking it to works by the same author and works with similar themes.
Works by the same author
Doris Lessing was a prolific writer of short stories and novels, many of which have been anthologised and introduced in the school curricula in various countries. To gain a broader perspective on her style of writing and the themes she approached in her fiction we recommend that you also read short stories like: “No Witchcraft for Sale”, “The Mother of the Child in Question”, and “DHSS”.
“The Mother of the Child in Question” (Contexts, p. 150) and “DHSS” (Worlds of English, p. 62) are short stories that deal with social issues. The former deals with social serv...