A Catalogue of Failures: Error and Processual Utopia in Doris Lessing's The Golden Notebook

Maguire, Shannon
April 2013
Doris Lessing Studies;Spring-Fall2013, Vol. 31 Issue 1/2, p4
Academic Journal
The article explores the ways by which author Doris Lessing invites a reader to claim a literary inheritance by reading the novel "The Golden Notebook" as a catalogue of failures. Topics discussed include the commitment of Lessing to processual utopia or the transformative mode of moving towards the future, the claim made in a study that the novel is exemplary of the female aesthetic and the use of the recurrent themes like the failure of socialism and the structures of racism.


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