Briefing for a Descent into Hell

Briefing for a Descent into Hell

by Doris Lessing

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A fascinating look inside the mind of a man who is supposedly "mad."

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A fascinating look inside the mind of a man who is supposedly "mad."

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“A brilliant and untamed image of the possibilities that may still constitute man’s destiny.” –Time“Touching and beautiful.” –The New York Review of Books“An excursion into private consciousness…beginning with everyday mentality and ending up in the darkest reaches of the unconscious at its most primitive.” –The Washington Post Book World

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
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1st Vintage Books ed
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4.23(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.79(d)

Meet the Author

Doris Lessing was born of British parents in Persia, in 1919, and moved with her family to Southern Rhodesia when she was five years old. She went to England in 1949 and has lived there ever since. She is the author of more than thirty books—novels, stories, reportage, poems, and plays. In 2007, she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Brief Biography

London, England
Date of Birth:
October 22, 1919
Place of Birth:
Persia (now Iran)

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