The experiences of two women provide the framework for an intense literary study of liberated womanhood, in a new edition—which includes an author biography and publication history—of a novel originally published in 1962. Original.
Author Doris Lessing died Sunday at the age of 94. Lessing won the 2007 Nobel Prize for literature for a life's work which included around 40 books and collections of essays and memoirs. Her book, The Golden Notebook, has been called the first feminist novel — a characterization Lessing rejected as "stupid."