The Golden Notebook e-book
by Doris Lessing
With an introduction by the author. Just as I believed that in a book called The Golden Notebook the inner section called the Golden Notebook might be presumed to be a central point, to carry the weight of the thing, to make a statement.
With an introduction by the author. But no. Other themes went into the making of this book, which was a crucial time for me: thoughts and themes I had been holding in my mind for years came together.
The Golden Notebook is Doris Lessing’s most important work and has left its mark upon the ideas and feelings of a whole .
The Golden Notebook is Doris Lessing’s most important work and has left its mark upon the ideas and feelings of a whole generation of women. Usually considered the best novel written by 2007 Nobel Prize awardee for literature, Doris Lessing, The Golden Notebook has made the lists of 100 best novels of all time. One of the main reasons I think is it was inventive, for its time. It's written as if it consists of two parallel stories.
Willi had not asked any of us if we were free to spend the weekend in Mashopi, but it seemed a good idea. We drove back through the now chilly moonlight, the mist lying cold and white along the valleys, and it was very late and we were all rather tight. Jimmy was unconscious.
The Golden Notebook is a 1962 novel by Doris Lessing
The Golden Notebook is a 1962 novel by Doris Lessing. It, like the two books that followed it, enters the realm of what Margaret Drabble in The Oxford Companion to English Literature called Lessing's "inner space fiction"; her work that explores mental and societal breakdown.
Four generations of writers – Diana Athill, Margaret Drabble, Rachel Cusk and Natalie Hanman – reflect on what it means to them.
The Golden Notebook book. This book has carried a heavy load as one of the major pieces of feminist literature. Doris Lessing in 1962 was exploring concepts of what women should be striving for just as a growing number of women were starting to reject the idea that they had to fulfill the male version of what it means to be female. They may have lost their way in the 1980s with the big shoulder pads. I was so glad when women quit dressing like offensive linemen.
In the inner Golden Notebook, things have come together, the divisions have broken down, there is formlessness with the end of fragmentation - the triumph of the second theme, which is that of unity. Anna and Saul Green the American ‘break down’. They are crazy, lunatic, mad - what you will. They ‘break down’ into each other, into other people, break through the false patterns they have made of their pasts, the patterns and formulas they have made to shore up themselves and each other, dissolve. They hear each other’s thoughts, recognize each other in themselves.
Doris Lessing's best-known and most influential novel, The Golden Notebook retains its extraordinary power and relevance decades after its initial publication. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.
The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing, about women's independence, influenced many feminists in the 1960s . The Golden Notebook tells the story of Anna Wulf and her four notebooks of different colors that narrate aspects of her life.
The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing, about women's independence, influenced many feminists in the 1960s, though she denied it was a feminist novel. The notebook of the title is a fifth, gold-colored notebook in which Anna's sanity is questioned as she weaves together the other four notebooks. Anna's dreams and diary entries appear throughout the novel. Postmodern Structure.