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Doris Lessing Dies

Doris Lessing's Post-Mortems: Depositing Memories of the War to End All War

Joseph Cooper | Posted 10.04.2014 | Books
Joseph Cooper

With patience amid disappointment, combined with respectful effort, the reader can come away with an appreciation for what a daughter had to witness, hear, and endure.

The Power of Doris Lessing: A Tribute

Adele Scheele | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
Adele Scheele

Doris Lessing's death came hard to me. Her impact as a writer was magical, igniting women to find their callings and live more authentic lives. Her semi-autobiographical novel, The Golden Notebook, limned what life would be like if only women could step outside the girdle of society's constraints of how we ought to behave.

11 Bits of Wisdom From Doris Lessing, On Reading, Writing, and Life

Meg Waite Clayton | Posted 01.25.2014 | Books
Meg Waite Clayton

After I read in the New York Times that The Golden Notebook author Doris Lessing, who won the 2007 Nobel Prize for Literature, passed away this morning, I turned to rereading some of her writings and interviews. I hope you'll enjoy these little wisdoms I've collected.

Nobel Prize-Winning Author Dead At 94

AP | DANICA KIRKA | Posted 01.25.2014 | Books

LONDON (AP) — Doris Lessing emerged from a black cab outside her home in London one day in 2007 and was confronted by a horde of reporters. When tol...