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renaissance poisson ([personal profile] piranha) wrote2007-10-11 11:00 am
Entry tags:

the personal is political

doris lessing has won the nobel prize for literature.



this is the first nobel prize winner writing in english whose work i've actually read extensively long before they've won the prize (i had read most of günter grass and heinrich böll in german before they won).

i've loved her writing since i laid my hands on the golden notebook. and i've especially liked her for not pretending that her speculative fiction wasn't SF; unlike some of her literary compatriots who seem to think the genre bestows evil cooties upon one.

if this is the first you hear of her, the times online has a quick intro on her life and writing, and PBS has an extended bibliography with snippets from reviews and interviews.

Think wrongly, if you please, but in all cases think for yourself.

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