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Doris Lessing

British novelist, poet, playwright, librettist, biographer and short story writer

Doris May Lessing , (née Tayler; 22 October 1919 – 17 November 2013) was a British-Zimbabwean (Rhodesian) novelist. She was born to British parents in Iran, where she lived until 1925. Her family then moved to Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), where she remained until moving in 1949 to London, England. Her novels include The Grass Is Singing (1950), the sequence of five novels collectively called Children of Violence (1952–1969), The Golden Notebook (1962), The Good Terrorist (1985), and five novels collectively known as Canopus in Argos: Archives (1979–1983). Lessing was awarded the 2007 Nobel Prize in Literature. In awarding the prize, the Swedish Academy described her as "that epicist of the female experience, who with scepticism, fire and visionary power has subjected a divided civilisation to scrutiny". Lessing was the oldest person ever to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature.In 2001, Lessing was awarded the David Cohen Prize for a lifetime's achievement in British literature. In 2008, The Times ranked her fifth on a list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945".
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The Cleft


author: Doris Lessing


The Memoirs of a Survivor

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author: Doris Lessing




author: Doris Lessing
illustrator: Canopus in Argos


Briefing for a descent into hell

1971 novel written by Doris Lessing

author: Doris Lessing


Particularly Cats

book by Doris Lessing

author: Doris Lessing


The Good Terrorist

1985 political novel

author: Doris Lessing


Alfred and Emily

book by Doris Lessing

author: Doris Lessing


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