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Description - The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing

The landmark novel by Nobel Prize winner Doris Lessing - a powerful account of a woman searching for her personal, political and professional identity while facing rejection and betrayal.

Anna Wulf is a young novelist with writer's block. Divorced, with a young child, and disillusioned by unsatisfactory relationships, she feels her life is falling apart. Fearing the onset of madness, she records her experiences in four coloured notebooks. The black notebook addresses her problems as a writer; the red her political life; the yellow her relationships and emotions; and the blue becomes a diary of everyday events. But it is the fifth notebook - the Golden Notebook - which is the key to her recovery and renaissance.

Bold and illuminating, fusing sex, politics, madness and motherhood, `The Golden Notebook' is at once a wry and perceptive portrait of the intellectual and moral climate of the 1950s - a society on the brink of feminism - and a powerful and revealing account of a woman searching for her own personal and political identity.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780007498772
ISBN-10: 0007498772
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 35mm)
Pages: 576
Imprint: Fourth Estate Ltd
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publish Date: 17-Jan-2013
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Doris Lessing

Doris Lessing, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature 2007, is one of the most celebrated and distinguished writers of recent decades. A Companion of Honour and a Companion of Literature, she has been awarded the David Cohen Memorial Prize for British Literature, Spain's Prince of Asturias Prize, the International Catalunya Award and the S. T. Dupont Golden PEN Award for a Lifetime's Distinguished Service to Literature, as well as a host of other international awards. Doris Lessing died on 17 November 2013.

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