Sunday, 17 November 2013
"As you get older, you don´t get wiser. You get irritable. "-Doris Lessing
Today , the British writer Doris Lessing has passed away . She was awarded the 2007 Nobel prize of literature, among many more.
She wrote about social issues since she was a writer politically committed She struggled passionately for freedom and equality between races, engaging in Third World causes. Works such as "Memoirs of a Survivor" "The good terrorist" or "Briefing for a Descent into Hell" display her interest in social problems. She refused the title of "Lady of British empire" , awarded by the Queen Isabel II , she stated that there was no empire .
Her novel "The Golden notebook" is considered a classic feminist work as it explores the theme of women`s struggle and conflicts as sex, maternity, or work, besides others .
Apart from novels, she wrote short stories, poetry and Drama.
Someone in her blog has written ""She helped change the way women are perceived, and perceive themselves" . She probably did so .
“I write because I've always written, can't stop. I am a writing animal. The way a silk worm is a silk-producing animal.” - Doris Lessing.
“If someone cracks up, what does that mean? At what point does a person about to fall to pieces say: I'm cracking up? And if I were to crack up, what form would it take?”
― Doris Lessing, The Golden Notebook