Winner of the 2007 Nobel Prize in Literature, Doris Lessing was one of the most celebrated and distinguished writers of our time, the recipient of a host of international awards. She wrote more than thirty books--among them the novels Martha Quest, The Golden Notebook, and The Fifth Child. She died in 2013.
"This work will rank with the foremost fictional commentaries on events in our century.""-- Milwaukee Journal""Doris Lessing is the Cassandra of the documentary novel...crying for something harshly denied to our age: a longing for magic, for the irrational. Her concern for life, her independence of judgment and her gift for diagnosing our hydra-headed social ills is extraordinary." -- "Observer" "She is not the only best woman novelist we have but one of the most serious and intelligent and honest writers of the whole post-war generation." -- "Sunday Times" (London)"Imaginatively conceived...Lessing is a shrewd, dispassionate observer of contemporary history." -- "New Republic""I read the Children of Violence novels and began to understand how a person could write the problems of the world in a compelling and beautiful way. And it seemed to me that was the most important thing I could ever do." -- Barbara Kingsolver"A woman has slipped into the uneasy circle of England's Angry Young Men. No charter member of the club--not even Osborne or Amis--can have mush to teach author Doris Lessing." -- "Time"