Briefing for a Descent into Hell (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Nov 17, 2010 - Fiction - 288 pages
17 Reviews
A fascinating look inside the mind of a man who is supposedly "mad."

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Review: Briefing for a Descent Into Hell

User Review  - Angela Schaffer - Goodreads

This is the third novel I have read by Lessing. I also read The Grass is Singing and The Summer before the Dark, and found both novels to be far more accessible and enjoyable reads. Having said that ... Read full review

Review: Briefing for a Descent Into Hell

User Review  - Bucky McMahon - Goodreads

For the protagonis--and the reader--this is a descent into many kinds of hell. There is the hell of mental illness, of drugged delerium and nightmares, of loss of identity, amnesia, the inability to ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

Doris Lessing was born of British parents in Persia, in 1919, and moved with her family to Southern Rhodesia when she was five years old. She went to England in 1949 and has lived there ever since. She is the author of more than thirty books--novels, stories, reportage, poems, and plays. In 2007, she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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