The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing audiobook

The Golden Notebook

By Doris Lessing
Read by Juliet Stevenson

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27.55 Hours Unabridged
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One of the most important books of the growing feminist movement of the 1950s, The Golden Notebook was brought to a wider public when Doris Lessing won the Nobel Prize in 2007. In the book, author Anna Wulf attempts to overcome writer’s block by writing a comprehensive “golden notebook” that draws together the preoccupations of her life, each of which is examined in a different notebook: sources of her creative inspiration in a black book, communism in a red book, the breakdown of her marriage in a yellow book, and day-to-day emotions and dreams in a blue book. Anna’s struggle to unify the various strands of her life—emotional, political, and professional—amasses into a fascinating encyclopedia of female experience in the ’50s. In this authentic, taboo-breaking novel, Lessing brings the plight of women’s lives from obscurity behind closed doors into broad daylight. The Golden Notebook resonates with the concerns and experiences of a great many women and is a true modern classic, thoroughly deserving of its reputation as a feminist bible. A notoriously long and complex work, it is given a new life by this first unabridged recording.

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One of the most important books of the growing feminist movement of the 1950s, The Golden Notebook was brought to a wider public when Doris Lessing won the Nobel Prize in 2007. In the book, author Anna Wulf attempts to overcome writer’s block by writing a comprehensive “golden notebook” that draws together the preoccupations of her life, each of which is examined in a different notebook: sources of her creative inspiration in a black book, communism in a red book, the breakdown of her marriage in a yellow book, and day-to-day emotions and dreams in a blue book. Anna’s struggle to unify the various strands of her life—emotional, political, and professional—amasses into a fascinating encyclopedia of female experience in the ’50s. In this authentic, taboo-breaking novel, Lessing brings the plight of women’s lives from obscurity behind closed doors into broad daylight. The Golden Notebook resonates with the concerns and experiences of a great many women and is a true modern classic, thoroughly deserving of its reputation as a feminist bible. A notoriously long and complex work, it is given a new life by this first unabridged recording.

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Author Bio: Doris Lessing

Author Bio: Doris Lessing

Doris Lessing was born of British parents in Persia in 1919, and moved with her family to Southern Rhodesia when she was five years old. At fifteen she left school and worked in Salisbury. After the break-up of her first marriage she became involved in radical politics. She remarried in 1945, but in 1949 she left for England with her youngest child and from then on supported herself and her son by her writing. She is the author of more than twenty books, including novels, stories, reportage, poems, and plays. Recurring themes in her writing are her concerns with politics, the changing destiny of women, and a fear of technological disaster.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Runtime: 27.55
Audience: Adult
Language: English