Monday, April 11, 2011

Doris Lessing, a great writer

Doris Lessing is an awesome writer, like they used to be....Have just been reading her autobiography. She writes so honestly. Her years in the CP make good reading, as well as her insightful description of post-war London. I have not read much fiction by Lessing, only The Fifth Child, which I thoroughly enjoyed. A perfect family, gone wrong, by the birth of a misfit and unusual child.

Writers of Lessing's quality are few and far between these days...gritty and insightful, has a gift for the English language and a wonderful narrative style.

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