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The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing

The Golden Notebook

by Doris Lessing


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One of the most important books of the growing feminist movement of the 1950s, The Golden Notebook was brought to the attention of a wider public by the Nobel Prize award to Doris Lessing in 2007.

Author Anna Wulf attempts to overcome writer's block by writing a comprehensive "golden notebook" that draws together the preoccupations of her life, each of which is examined in a different notebook: sources of her creative inspiration in a black book, communism in a red book, the breakdown of her marriage in a yellow book, and day-to-day emotions and dreams in a blue book. Anna's struggle to unify the various strands of her life - emotional, political, and professional - amasses into a fascinating encyclopaedia of female experience in the '50s.

In this authentic, taboo-breaking novel, Lessing brings the plight of women's lives from obscurity behind closed doors into broad daylight. The Golden Notebook resonates with the concerns and experiences of a great many women and is a true modern classic, thoroughly deserving of its reputation as a feminist bible. A notoriously long and complex work, it is given a new life by this - its first unabridged recording.


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  • Published: July 2010
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: T069783
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