The golden notebook

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HarperPerennial, 1994 - Fiction - 623 pages
546 Reviews
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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Enjoyed the insights into 1950's communism. - Goodreads
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A book that makes you think - brings up all sorts of questions about life, politics, madness & love - makes me wish I could sit down with Doris Lessing over tea & cake and talk for hours about life. Read full review

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I totally get why this book is of such importance despite being a difficult read 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 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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