The Golden Notebook

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HarperPerennial, 1994 - Diary fiction - 623 pages
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Lessing's powerful and liberating feminist classic--now available in a beautiful trade paperback edition. Alternating between a conventional novel, involving Anna and her friend Molly, and Anna's journal entries, the notebooks reflect various aspects of Anna's personal and political upheavals.

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I have read eight books by Doris Lessing, mostly in order of publication. Each one has had an impact on me. The Grass Is Singing, her first novel, is still my favorite but all the others remain ... Read full review

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Dreary, dense, and dry, The Golden Notebook was the epitome of a slog. While it offers admirable moments of stylistic brilliance and a thematically perfect, pervasive sense of fragmentation, the novel ... Read full review

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Contents

A nna meets her friend Molly in the summer of1957
3
THE NOTEBOOKS
52
Two visits some telephone calls and a tragedy
241
Copyright

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Doris Lessing was born in Kermanshah, Persia (later Iran) on October 22, 1919 and grew up in Rhodesia (the present-day Zimbabwe). During her two marriages, she submitted short fiction and poetry for publication. After moving to London in 1949, she published her first novel, The Grass Is Singing, in 1950. She is best known for her 1954 Somerset Maugham Award-winning experimental novel The Golden Notebook. Her other works include This Was the Old Chief's Country, the Children of Violence series, the Canopus in Argos - Archives series, and Alfred and Emily. She has received numerous awards for her work including the 2001 Prince of Asturias Prize in Literature, the David Cohen British Literature Prize, and the 2007 Nobel Prize for Literature. She died on November 17, 2013 at the age of 94.

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