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Doris Lessing

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Doris Lessing's Biography

Doris May Lessing CH (née Tayler; born 22 October 1919) is a Zimbabwean-British novelist, poet, playwright, librettist, biographer and short story writer. Her novels include The Grass Is Singing (1950), the sequence of five novels collectively called Children of Violence (1952–69), The Golden Notebook (1962), The Good Terrorist (1985), and five novels collectively known as Canopus in Argos: Archives (1979–1983).

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File photograph shows British novelist Doris Lessing smiling as she poses with her Nobel Prize for Literature at the Wallace Collection in London
File photograph shows British novelist Doris Lessing smiling as she poses with her Nobel Prize for Literature at the Wallace Collection in London
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Doris Lessing News Stories

  • When Doris Lessing rescued me

      News Source: The Guardian | 5 days ago
    If you think the life of a writer is exciting, you'll be disappointed' Doris Lessing. Photograph: Eamonn Mccabe for the Guardian The last time I was in St Martin-in-the-Fields was with Doris Lessing , in June 1964. We were at an all-night vigil for
  • Photos: Remembering Hollywood Legend Mickey Rooney

      News Source: ABC News | 10 days ago
    Ghostbusters' Star Harold Ramis Dies at 69 In this archival photo, Harold Ramis attends the premiere of "Purple Rain" on Jul. 26, 1984 in Hollywood, Calif. Ron Galella/Getty Images Muppet Creator Jim Henson's Son John Henson Has Died. John Henson is
  • PAPER TRAIL: James Salter ponders the missing plane; Dorian Nakamoto denies ...

      News Source: Bookforum | 29 days ago
    March 19, 2014 At the New Yorker 's News Desk blog, novelist and former Air Force pilot James Salter ponders the missing Malaysian airplane, and imagines what it was like to be on board: There have been no announcements, or, worse, there has been an

Doris Lessing Blogs

  • Unwritten Novels | Doris Lessing Conference 2014

      Blog Source: dorislessing2014.com | 2 days ago
    Doris Lessing. I like to imagine that I am reading a piece headed 'Unwritten Novels': Just sent for review, a parcel of reprints of neglected Victorian novels, each of unique interest and illuminating, as only literature can, areas of 19th-
  • Lessing's poetry | Doris Lessing Conference 2014

      Blog Source: dorislessing2014.com | 2 days ago
    "[...] In 2007 she received the Nobel Prize and was described by the Swedish academy as an 'epicist of the female experience'. She was also a poet, her Fourteen Poems appearing in 1959 and containing remarkable work. Now if there is 
  • On Doris Lessing | MARGARET EVERTON

      Blog Source: margareteverton.com | 2 days ago
    Though writer Doris Lessing illuminated some of life's most arcane ambiguities, the woman herself remains elusive. She would want it this way. She would likely have loathed being called charming, yet colleagues considered her warm and ...

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