The golden notebook

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HarperPerennial, 1994 - 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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In her introduction to the novel, Doris Lessing said she wanted to produce a novel that would give a snapshot of her times. For a certain group of people - white middle class - she achieved this. We ... Read full review

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Fascinatingly complex. Themes of feminism, race, sex, politics, creativity, psychology - there's a lot going on with intermingled time-lines, plots and characters, making it a challenging read....but ... Read full review

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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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