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The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing

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Clif Hostetler (clif_) | 379 comments Mod
Our group will meet January 25, 2019 to discuss this book.

The Golden Notebook is a 1962 novel by Doris Lessing. It, like the two books that followed it, enters the realm of what Margaret Drabble in The Oxford Companion to English Literature called Lessing's "inner space fiction"; her work that explores mental and societal breakdown. It contains powerful anti-war and anti-Stalinist messages, an extended analysis of communism and the Communist Party in England from the 1930s to the 1950s, and an examination of the budding sexual and women's liberation movements.

In 2005, TIME magazine called The Golden Notebook one of the 100 best English-language novels since 1923.


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Clif Hostetler (clif_) | 379 comments Mod
Link to my review of the book:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2621156985


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Clif Hostetler (clif_) | 379 comments Mod
Link to 30 minute lecture about the book:
https://youtu.be/UzG8konNs1w


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Clif Hostetler (clif_) | 379 comments Mod
The following is a list of those who attended the January 25, 2019 meeting:
Bernard Norcott-Mahany
Rex Nowland
Judy Covell
John Rasmus
Tom Brown
Greg Brown
Pat McCurry
Rob Odell
Don Pepper
Pam Shannon
Clif Hostetler



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