Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Ms. Lessing, the Laureate

"that epicist of the female experience, who with scepticism, fire and visionary power has subjected a divided civilisation to scrutiny."

Congratulations to Doris Lessing, Winner of the 2007 Nobel Prize for Literature.
Her reaction? "Oh Christ, I really couldn't care less." I could!

I first read Doris Lessing in the early 1970's while in college. I read The Golden Notebook. It is an amazing book, but a long read and difficult. I've read other books of hers over the years, unfortunately not all of them. Guess the others will go on my list, too. Here's a good article on Lessing and her legacy.

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