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Doris Lessing (2007)

Doris Lessing is a British writer who is widely regarded as one of the major writers of the mid-20th century and an influential figure among feminists. Lessing writes on a wide variety of themes: Rhodesia, women, communism, and animals. Distinguished for its energy and intelligence, her work is principally concerned with the lives of women – their psychology, politics, work, relationship to men and to their children, and their change of vision as they age.

Fun Fact: She was brought up on a farm in Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). In 1949 she went to England, where her first novel, The Grass Is Singing, was published (1950).

Source: Columbia Encyclopedia.

Next: Herta Müller (2009)


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