Tag Archives: Doris Lessing

A Bitter Look at NYC During the Depression

Well, this was a short side trip, and I must say that I am glad. Nathanael West’s Miss Lonelyhearts is a short, bleak book, and while I can appreciate aspects of its art, I’m glad to be away from it and … Continue reading

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From Zimbabwe with Politics (Communist and Sexual)

I’ve decide to assign Doris Lessing’s novel The Golden Notebook to Zimbabwe, since part of it takes place in Africa, and since Doris Lessing, while born in Iran, grew up in Zimbabwe. I could also have placed it in England, … Continue reading

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