Doris Lessing Wins the Nobel Prize

British writer Doris Lessing will be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Her breakthrough was the 1962 “Golden Notebook,” the Swedish Academy said.

“The burgeoning feminist movement saw it as a pioneering work and it belongs to the handful of books that inform the 20th century view of the male-female relationship,” the academy said in its citation announcing the prize.

Other important novels of Lessing’s include “The Summer Before Dark” in 1973 and “The Fifth Child” in 1988.

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