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Doris Lessing’s The Golden Notebook After Fifty

Editors: Ridout, A., Rubenstein, R., Singer, S. (Eds.)

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Published in 1962, Doris Lessing's The Golden Notebook merits fresh theoretical, geopolitical, autobiographical, and aesthetic approaches. Prompted by the novel's golden anniversary, the twelve essays collected in this volume provide fresh analyses along with appreciative memoirs for 21st century readers of this well-known masterpiece.

About the authors

Sophia Barnes, University of Sydney, Australia Dame Gillian Beer, University of Cambridge, UK Julie Cairnie, University of Guelph, Canada Cornelius Collins, Fordham University, USA Florence Howe, CUNY Graduate Center, USA Tonya Krouse, Northern Kentucky University, USA Mark Pedretti, Case Western Reserve University, USA Jonah Raskin, Sonoma State University, USA Alice Ridout, Algoma University, Canada Roberta Rubenstein, American University, USA Paul Schlueter, Southern Illinois University, USA Sandra Singer, University of Guelph, Canada

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"Fifty years after the publication of The Golden Notebook, a new generation of critics responds to Doris Lessing's masterpiece. These essays illuminate the novel's sources in Lessing's life and times; show what it has meant to generations of readers; and engage in wide-ranging discussions of the novel's politics, ethics, and aesthetics, and of its complex relationship to modernism and postmodernism. Anyone interested in Doris Lessing's writing will enjoy this collection!" - Toril Moi, Duke University, James B. Duke Professor of Literature, Duke University, USA

"This volume perfectly captures why Doris Lessing's The Golden Notebook was such a landmark book. The collection contains a wonderful mixture of personal memories and fresh critical approaches to the novel that not only place it in its moment of publication but also make clear how it changed things for fiction to come." - Susan Watkins, Reader in Twentieth-Century Women's Prose Fiction, Leeds Beckett University, UK


Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Ridout, Alice (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • “Across the Frontiers”: Reading Africa in The Golden Notebook

    Cairnie, Julie

    Pages 13-31

  • Doris Lessing and the Madness of Nuclear Deterrence

    Pedretti, Mark

    Pages 33-53

  • “Through That Gap the Future Might Pour”: Dreaming the Post-Cold War World in The Golden Notebook

    Collins, Cornelius

    Pages 55-72

  • Feminist Commitment to Left-Wing Realism in The Golden Notebook

    Singer, Sandra

    Pages 73-95

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eBook $69.99
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Hardcover $109.99
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $89.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-50406-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Doris Lessing’s The Golden Notebook After Fifty
Editors
  • A. Ridout
  • R. Rubenstein
  • S. Singer
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Alice Ridout, Roberta Rubenstein, and Sandra Singer
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-47742-2
DOI
10.1057/9781137477422
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-48837-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-50406-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 221
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