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Honoring Doris Lessing
Cover Art British author Doris Lessing passed away this week at the age of 94. The legendary writer published works in many genres, from short stories to plays to novels, and was ultimately awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2007. The honor recognized Lessing as "that epicist of the female experience, who with scepticism, fire and visionary power has subjected a divided civilisation to scrutiny."

Lessing is probably best remembered for her 1962 novel, The Golden Notebook, which explored the emotional turmoil of a struggling career woman. This work would be a harbinger for the socially conscious works Lessing created over her life, works that encouraged a discourse about important topics such as apartheid, Communism, and domestic violence. Her strong, unique voice in the literary world will be missed.
 
posted Nov 20, 2013 by Anne P. Category: Fiction

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