Doris May Lessing (22 October 1919 – 17 November 2013) was a British-Zimbabwean novelist. In 2007 Lessing was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.
“She grappled with the issues of socialism, communism, Africa in turmoil, and yet at the same time she lusted for men and talked about the confusions of her love affairs.” Erica Jong on the best books on women in society.
Books by Doris Lessing
Interviews where books by Doris Lessing were recommended
It’s an observable phenomenon that the gap in life satisfaction between the very young and the very old with those in their 40s is equivalent to that associated with getting a divorce. Kieran Setiya, the MIT philosopher and author of Midlife: A Philosophical Guide, chooses the best books to counsel you through this difficult period.
Through the writing of political novels, writers might hope to speak against their time, says the American author Joshua Cohen. Here he selects five books in which the protagonist undergoes a political education.