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The Golden Notebook

Doris May Lessing, Juliet Stevenson (Read by)

Compact Disc

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Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (2/3/1999)
Paperback (10/14/2008)
MP3 CD (6/21/2016)
Paperback, Spanish (10/30/2007)
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 black book. Anna's struggle to unify the various strands of her life - emotional, political and professional amasses into a fascinating encyclopaedia of the 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. A true modern classic which has been meaningful and resonant to a great many women, The Golden Notebook is deserved of its reputation.

Naxos Audiobooks, 9789626341582, 21pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2010