This study guide will help you analyze the short story “Flight” (1957) by Doris Lessing. You can also find a summary of the text, as well as inspiration for interpreting it and putting it into perspective.
Doris Lessing was born in Persia (now Iran) on October 22, 1919, to British parents. She was an accomplished writer, who published over 50 novels, short stories, drama, poetry, and non-fiction. She received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2007, for her entire body of work. Her short story, “Flight”, was written in 1957, first published in her collection of short stories entitled Habits of Love in 1957 in both America and the United Kingdom.
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