Thursday, October 11, 2007

Doris Lessing!

One of those titans who've quietly accumulated a considerable body of work and assumed won the Nobel Prize years ago. Anyway, she finally has. I've read not a word by her, and feel guilty about it. The Golden Notebook's been on my short (well, by now long) list for years; and while I care little about science-fiction as a genre, some of her work comes highly recommended. Any recommendations or demurrals would surely be welcome.

On another note, I was most struck by today by how beautiful this octogenarian looks. A bit like Gertrude Stein, untouched by the malice or guile.

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