Writings of the general word's body

Monday, October 15, 2007

Nobel Lessing

Hooray for Doris Lessing getting the Nobel Prize

She was one of my favourite writers in the 1970s and one of the people who really bolstered my sense of womanhood in those glory days.

Lessing was described by the Swedish Academy as "that epicist of the female experience, who with scepticism, fire and visionary power has subjected a divided civilisation to scrutiny". She is only the 11th woman to get the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Dr Judith Buckrich

Chair, International PEN Women Writers’ Committee

1 comment:

Waffarian said...

Lessing is one of the few feminist critics whose works can be used not only in literature but in different social contexts.