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In Memoriam

Doris Lessing, 1919–2013

November 18, 2013 | by

Photo: Warner

Photo: Warner.


Do you have any things you would have done differently, or any advice to give?


Advice I don’t go in for. The thing is, you do not believe I know everything in this field is a cliché, everything’s already been said, but you just do not believe that you’re going to be old. People don’t realize how quickly they’re going to be old, either. Time goes very fast.

—Doris Lessing, the Art of Fiction No. 102




  1. Fernanda | March 16, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    It does sound interesting, aluhotgh the subject matter does not appeal to me much.I confess that Lessing’s The Golden Notebook — or is it Notebooks? I forget — has been on my TBR shelf for years. But everytime I pick it up, the tiny, dense print of my pocket paperback edition looks so daunting that I put it back in favor of something more visually approachable.

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