The Golden Notebook: Perennial Classics Edition

Doris Lessing (Author)
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Anna is a writer, author of one very successful novel, who now keeps four notebooks. In one with a black cover she reviews the African experience of her earlier years. In a red one records her political life, her disillusionment with Communism. In a yellow one she writes a novel in which the heroine relives part of her own experience. And in a blue one she keeps a personal diary. Finally, in love with an American writer, threatened with insanity, Anna tries to bring the threads of all four books together in a golden notebook.

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Harper Perennial
Publish Date
February 03, 1999
5.2 X 1.7 X 8.0 inches | 1.05 pounds
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About the Author

Née en 1919 de parents britanniques à Kermanshah (Iran), Doris Lessing passe son enfance en Rhodésie. En 1949, elle se rend pour la première fois en Angleterre avec, dans ses bagages, un premier roman, The Grass is singing, qui sera édité en 1950. Aujourd'hui mondialement connue, elle est l'auteur d'une oeuvre considérable: plus de quarante titres, essentiellement des romans - parmi lesquels Le Carnet d'or (prix Médicis étranger 1976) et Les Enfants de la violence -, mais aussi des nouvelles, des pièces de théâtre, des poèmes, des témoignages et souvenirs. Elle a reçu le prix Nobel de littérature en 2007.


"Lessing writes about her own sex with the unrelenting intensity of Simone de Beauvoir, and about sex itself with the frankness and detail of John O"--Washington Post
"England's brilliant Doris Lessing looks deeply into the problem of a sensitive and disillusioned modern woman...It is a rewarding book, and an unusually perceptive one."--Milwaukee Journal
"No ordinary work of fiction...the technique, in a word, is brilliant, and places Doris Lessing in the forefront of British novelists."--Saturday Review
"The Golden Notebook is Doris Lessing's most important work and has left its mark upon the ideas and feelings of a whole generation of women."--Elizabeth Hardwick, New York Times Book Review