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 think I wrote about this before but the review has once again vanished from good books? Anyway, I had looked forward to a work of literature that I felt connected with me but was massively ... Read full review

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As a whole, this book didn't make a lot of sense to me. But 100 pages of it near the beginning tell the story of expats living in Rhodesia during World War 11, and that particular tale has really stuck with me. That little section of the book is definitely worth reading, and can stand alone. Read full review

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A nna meets her friend Molly in the summer of1957
Two visits some telephone calls and a tragedy

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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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