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The Golden Notebook

Doris Lessing, Juliet Stevenson (Read by)


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Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (2/3/1999)
Paperback (10/14/2008)
Paperback, Spanish (10/30/2007)
Compact Disc (6/1/2010)
Mass Market Paperback (11/1/1981)


One of the most important books of the growing feminist movement of the 1950s, it was brought to a wider public by the Nobel Prize award to Doris Lessing in 2007. Authoress Anna Wulf attempts to overcome writer's block by writing a comprehensive "golden notebook" which draws together the preoccupations of her life, each of which is examined in a different notebook: sources of her creative inspiration in a black book, communism in a red book, the breakdown of her marriage in a yellow book, and day-to-day emotions and dreams in a blue book. Anna's struggle to unify the various strands of her life--emotional, political and professional--amasses into a fascinating encyclopaedia of female experience in the '50s. In this authentic, taboo-breaking novel, Lessing brings the plight of women's lives, from obscurity behind closed doors, into broad daylight. The Golden Notebook resonates with the concerns and experiences of a great many women and is a true modern classic, thoroughly deserving of its reputation as a feminist bible. A notoriously long and complex work, it is given a new life by this--its first unabridged recording.

Naxos Audiobooks on Brilliance Audio, 9781522633501

Publication Date: June 21, 2016