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LESSING, Doris May (1919-2013)
Doris Lessing collection
2000. No binding & hard cover. Doris Lessing was a British-Zimbabwean (Rhodesian) novelist. She was awarded the 2007 Nobel Prize in Literature. In awarding the prize, the Swedish Academy described her as "that epicist of the female experience, who with scepticism, fire and visionary power has subjected a divided civilisation to scrutiny". In 2001, Lessing was awarded the David Cohen Prize for a lifetime's achievement in British literature. In 2008, The Times ranked her fifth on a list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945" The collection has 14 items dating from 1957 to 2000, specifically, 8 signed books and 6 photographs. 5 b&w photos, 1 colour photo: • Michael Joseph Ltd., Sunday Telegraph, 4 January 1965; • British Authors, Sunday Telegraph, May 1970, 24 September 1972; • South African Writers, Camera Press, Sunday Telegraph, March 197?, 1980; • South Bank Show, London Weekend Television Limited, 24 November 1990, 17 April / May 1992; • British Authors, Sunday Telegraph, 1 November 1992; • "Doris Lessing, at home. London", copyright Adam Hinton, October 1994. 8 Signed Books: • The Four-Gated City. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1969. Black cloth in dust jacket. First American edition. Signed by the author on the title page. Tiny smudge to outer edge of the text block. Otherwise in pristine condition. The final volume in Lessing's "Children of Violence" series. • The Habit of Loving. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1957. First American edition. Turquoise cloth in jacket. Rubbing and c … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Lord Durham Rare Books (IOBA) [St. Catharines, ON, Canada]

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