Stating the Problem: Doris Lessing's "The Golden Notebook" and the Possibility of Representation

Barnes, Sophia
January 2011
Doris Lessing Studies;Winter2010/2011, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p20
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
A literary criticism of the novel "The Golden Notebook" by Doris Lessing is presented. It explores the open-ended aesthetic and radically disjointed structure of Lessing. It criticizes the postmodernist rejection of the activist or the politically committed text of Lessing through representation dilemma in the novel's structure. It also considers the novel as a critique of a postmodern literature.


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