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being a woman writer

The sense of yourself is the same.. in a small child's body, the sexual girl, or the old woman.

Lessing's novel The Golden Notebook, published in 1962, was hailed as one of the great feminist consciousness-raising novels. It explores the concept of breakdown, but was seen at the time as being very shocking in the way it portrayed the war between the sexes. Lessing remains bemused by the reaction to this book...

"The Golden notebook for some reason surprised people but it was no more than you would hear women say in their kitchens every day in any country.. i was really astounded that some people were very shocked..."
Doris Lessing


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