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Doris Lessing

Visionary Women: Lessons Learned From 20 Female Luminaries

Angella Nazarian | Posted 10.15.2016 | Women
Angella Nazarian

Maya Angelou was an acclaimed author, poet, dancer, actress, singer, producer and activist. One of the lessons that we can learn from her life is the importance of saying "Yes". She discovered who she was and along the way by saying yes to various opportunities. "If I'm asked, 'Can you do this?' I think, if I don't do it, it'll be ten years before another black woman is asked to do it. And I say, 'Yes, yes, when do you want it?"

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

Joseph Cooper | Posted 10.04.2014 | Home
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.

Spread the Magic of Reading: 4 Ways to Help Build Libraries

Kate Schmier | Posted 02.16.2014 | Impact
Kate Schmier

Compared to clean water, health care, and emergency relief, the need for libraries may seem less urgent. Books, after all, inform us, excite us, and delight us, but are they as essential as water?

Watch: Zombie Politics and Casino Capitalism

Bill Moyers | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

In his book, Zombie Politics and Culture in the Age of Casino Capitalism, Henry Giroux connects the dots to prove his theory that our current system is informed by a "machinery of social and civil death" that chills "any vestige of a robust democracy."

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 | Home
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.

Movie Review: Adore

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.06.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

This Australian film, from director Anne Fontaine, was titled Two Mothers when it screened at Sundance in January, The Grandmothers when it was a short novel by Doris Lessing.

8 Writers Aged Over 80

| Greg Zimmerman | Posted 03.15.2013 | Home

First published on BookRiot Philip Roth may not exactly have been in his prime when he “retired” from writing last year at the spry age of 79, ...

How to Be a Woman

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.27.2012 | Women
Maria Rodale

I first heard about the book How to Be a Woman from a very interesting woman, Tanya Wexler, who had just released a film she directed about the invent...

Guardian Readers Pick The Best Science Fiction Books

guardian.co.uk | Posted 07.26.2011 | Home

We asked for suggestions of your favourite science fiction books. Here are the results...

A Survey Of Evil Children In Literature

flavorwire.com | Posted 06.12.2011 | Home

We all know adults can be evil, but in the modern era we are still under the impression that children are born good. Which is why it scares the bejesu...

The Differences Between Hook-Up Sex, Marital Sex and Making Love in Today's Relationships

Douglas LaBier | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Douglas LaBier

Striving for the Making Love type of sexual partnership keeps your relationship alive and growing. Couples who build such a relationship feel enduring connection and sustained passion.

The Meritless Nobel Prize?

Scott Tomford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Scott Tomford

Thursday morning, somebody will be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature... and that somebody probably won't be American.