Doris Lessing from a Different Angle


| 10/18/2007 12:00:00 AM


Tags: Doris Lessing, Nobel Prize, Dissent, Golden Notebook,

In honor of Doris Lessing’s Nobel Prize in Literature, Dissent pulled a 2004 essay by Jo-Ann Mort from their archives about Lessing’s 1962 landmark novel, The Golden Notebook. Mort argues for the book's political and feminist relevance nearly a half-century after it was first published.As gallons of fresh ink are spilled about Lessing, it's perhaps more illuminating to read an essay about her work untouched by her new Nobel status.—Eric Kelsey