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More Lessing

Normally we keep this blog to issues of technology in the book world, but today we are over the moon about Doris Lessing winning the Nobel Prize. After decades of defending why we love her work, it feels so great to be validated. Yes, she can be a bit heavyhanded at times, and yes, her Campos in Argos series was probably not the most successful sci-fi ever written...but she articulates truths like nobody else. Martha Quest, The Golden Notebook, The Fifth Child, and The Diaries of Jane Sommers (as well as the first volume of her autobiography) are...probably the strongest depictions of the internal lives of women we've ever read. And to say that these depictions - to say that the internal lives of women - merit a Nobel is just...well, it's about freakin' time.

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