Lessing never stopped writing and creating and is noted as the oldest winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, receiving it at 88 years of age, and one of only a handful of women to be honored in this way by the Swedish Academy. She passed away in at her home in London.
She was 94 years old. The Golden Notebook. Retrieved March 31, , here. Wetzig, E.
Doris Lessing. Retrieved March 31, , from here.
Originally photographed , December A blog about books. Apr 16, The author of this amazing tome is almost as interesting as her work. Born in in what is now known as Iran to British parents, Doris Lessing relocated to Zimbabwe at age 6 and until 13, she was educated in a convent. She became a parent during her marriage, but left both her husband and her two children in and remarried a member of the Communist Party with whom she had another child, Peter.
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Hear from librarians about amazing collections, learn about historic bindings or printing techniques, get to know other collectors. Whether you are just starting or looking for expert advice, chances are, you'll find something of interest on blogis librorum. Recent Posts. Books Tell You Why, Inc. Being about thirty Anna is in a life crises, disillusioned by communist politics under Stalin, doubting herself and her literary career.
Therefore she needs the treatment of a psychotherapist. To get things straightened out with herself she deals with them in four independent notebooks, each one has a different colour. As the following part will prove The Golden Notebook shows features of a political novel as well as characteristics of a novel of ideas and has, besides this, various autobiographic traces. Doris Lessing escaped from this colonial society to London like Anna.
There she was confronted with the effects of the Cold War in the s which are mentioned in the novel just as the dangers of nuclear threats are. Doris Lessing and Anna were both deeply involved in politics and together with most of their friends they became members of the Communist Party.
Besides this The Golden Notebook is about feminism. Anna refuses to accept the roles traditionally imposed on women by society.
In the course of her treatment the interpretation of her dreams is very important which shows us the influence of Freud and especially of C. Jung with his theory of psychoanalysis. Doris Lessing wanted to leave behind the form of the conventional realistic novel. Therefore she chose such an extraordinary construction. The notebooks are told by Anna Wulf the main figure of Free Women each notebook focusing on a different kind of experience.
The protagonist is imbalanced because she sees each aspect of her life separately.