What is Lessing?

  • (noun): German playwright and leader of the Enlightenment (1729-1781).
    Synonyms: Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
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... Lessing - German family of writers and artists Johann Gottfried Lessing (1693-1770) pastor primarus in Kamenz, well respected, published theologian, translator and father of Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1729–1 ... Johann Gottfried's father Theophilus Lessing 1647-1735 mayor of Kamenz Robert Schumann's (the composer and pianist 1810-1856) four times great uncle, Johanne Sophie Susanna Lessing (1745-1818 ... Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1729–1781), one of the most prominent philosophers of the Enlightenment era, recognised as the world's first dramaturg, Germany's first ...
Lessing Field
... Lessing Field is a multi-purpose lacrosse and soccer stadium on the campus of Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut ... Lessing Field is named in honor of Stephen Lessing '76, a former member of the Fairfield Stags men's tennis team and current member of the Fairfield University Board of Trustees whose generosity allowed for ...
Canopus In Argos
... Nobel Prize in Literature-winning author Doris Lessing which portray a number of societies at different stages of development, over a great period of time ... When Lessing began writing Shikasta she intended it to be a "single self-contained book" ... two books, Shikasta and The Marriages Between Zones Three, Four and Five, prompted Lessing to write in the Preface to the third book, The Sirian Experiments The Canopus in Argos series as a whole falls into ...
Christian Friedrich Lessing
... Christian Friedrich Lessing (August 10, 1809 - 1862) was a German botanist who was a native of Groß Wartenberg, Niederschlesien ... Lessing was a botanical authority on the plant family Asteraceae, and in 1832 published an influential treatise on Asteraceae called Synopsis generum Compositarum ... Friedrich, Karl Friedrich and Gotthold Ephraim Lessing ...
Theodor Lessing - Reference Literatures
... August Messer, Der Fall Lessing, eine objektive Darstellung und kritische Würdigung, Bielefeld 1926 Ekkehard Hieronimus, Theodor Lessing, Otto Meyerhof, Leonard ... für Politische Bildung, Hannover 1964 Lawrence Baron, Theodor Lessing Between Jewish Self-Hatred and Zionism, in Year Book XXVI Leo Baeck Inst ... Luchterhand Verlag, Frankfurt am Main 1986 Rainer Marwedel Theodor Lessing 1872-1933 ...

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    A single thankful thought towards heaven is the most perfect of all prayers.
    —Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1729–1881)

    Space or science fiction has become a dialect for our time.
    —Doris Lessing (b. 1919)

    You know, whenever women make imaginary female kingdoms in literature, they are always very permissive, to use the jargon word, and easy and generous and self-indulgent, like the relationships between women when there are no men around. They make each other presents, and they have little feasts, and nobody punishes anyone else. This is the female way of going along when there are no men about or when men are not in the ascendant.
    —Doris Lessing (b. 1919)