Doris Lessing's The Golden Notebook After Fifty

Doris Lessing's The Golden Notebook After Fifty


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Published in 1962, Doris Lessing's The Golden Notebook merits fresh theoretical, geopolitical, autobiographical, and aesthetic approaches. Prompted by the novel's golden anniversary, the twelve essays collected in this volume provide fresh analyses along with appreciative memoirs for 21st century readers of this well-known masterpiece.

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ISBN-13: 9781349504053
Publisher: Springer Nature B.V.
Publication date: 04/22/2016
Pages: 236
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Sophia Barnes, University of Sydney, Australia

Dame Gillian Beer, University of Cambridge, UK

Julie Cairnie, University of Guelph, Canada

Cornelius Collins, Fordham University, USA

Florence Howe, CUNY Graduate Center, USA

Tonya Krouse, Northern Kentucky University, USA

Mark Pedretti, Case Western Reserve University, USA

Jonah Raskin, Sonoma State University, USA

Alice Ridout, Algoma University, Canada

Roberta Rubenstein, American University, USA

Paul Schlueter, Southern Illinois University, USA

Sandra Singer, University of Guelph, Canada

Table of Contents

Introduction; Alice Ridout, Roberta Rubenstein, and Sandra Singer PART I: POLITICS AND GEOPOLITICS 1. "Across the Frontiers": Reading Africa in The Golden Notebook ; Julie Cairnie 2. Doris Lessing and the Madness of Nuclear Deterrence; Mark Pedretti 3. "Through That Gap the Future Might Pour": Dreaming the Post-Cold War World in The Golden Notebook ; Cornelius Collins 4. Feminist Commitment to Left-Wing Realism in The Golden Notebook ; Sandra Singer PART II: AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL, AESTHETIC, AND THEORETICAL RECONSIDERATIONS 5. The Golden Notebook , Disguised Autobiography, and roman à clef ; Roberta Rubenstein 6. Between Modernism and Postmodernism: Positioning The Golden Notebook in the Twentieth-Century Canon; Tonya Krouse 7. "So Why Write Novels?" The Golden Notebook , Mikhail Bakhtin, and the Politics of Authorship; Sophia Helen Barnes 8. Re-reading The Golden Notebook After Chick Lit; Alice Ridout PART III: "TIMING IS ALL": PERSONAL REMINISCENCES 9. The Golden Notebook , Serendipity, and Me; Paul Schlueter 10. I Remember Doris Lessing and her Illimitable Novel; Jonah Raskin 11. Timing is All: The Golden Notebook Then and Now; Florence Howe 12. The Golden Notebook : First Impact and Revisionary Reading; Gillian Beer

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