Prisons We Choose to Live Inside

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House of Anansi, Aug 1, 1992 - Social Science - 80 pages

In her 1985 CBC Massey Lectures Doris Lessing addresses the question of personal freedom and individual responsibility in a world increasingly prone to political rhetoric, mass emotions, and inherited structures of unquestioned belief.

The Nobel Prize-winning author of more than thirty books, Doris Lessing is one of our most challenging and important writers.

 

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Prisons We Choose To Live Inside by Doris Lessing 1986 These essays are taken from a series of five lectures given by Doris Lessing under the auspices of the Canadian Broadcasting Company in 1985. The ... Read full review

PRISONS WE CHOOSE TO LIVE INSIDE

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Many of Lessing's (Shikasta; The Good Terrorist, etc.) novels have dealt with the particular confusions and complexities of modern life. In these brief essays, originally lectures, she confronts the ... Read full review

Contents

When in the Future They Look Back on Us
9
You Are Damned We Are Saved
23
Switching Off to See Dallas
35
Group Minds
49
Laboratories of Social Change
63
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Doris Lessing was awarded the 2007 Nobel Prize in Literature. She lives in North London.

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