The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing

Staff Pick

Along with deconstructing and reconstructing the entire novel form, Lessing in her masterwork follows Anna Wulf as she keeps four notebooks: one for her past, one for her politics, one for her love life, and one for her innermost thoughts. As this level of compartmentalization grows unsustainable, Anna careens toward a breakdown that may or may not bring her various selves back together. Arguably the work that secured Lessing the Nobel Prize in Literature some 45 years later, this is my personal choice for the best book ever written.


The Golden Notebook: A Novel (Harper Perennial Deluxe Editions) By Doris Lessing Cover Image
ISBN: 9780061582486
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - October 14th, 2008