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Doris Lessing
A Man and Two Women (RUTH FIRST AND JOE SLOVO'S COPY WITH THEIR SIGNATURE AND DORIS LESSING'S)
MacGibbon and Kee Limited, London, England, 1963. 304 pp. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Signed by the author Doris Lessing on the title page. Signed by previous owners "Ruth and Joe Slovo" on the front free endpaper. Small Vanguard Booksellers sticker on inside front cover. Vanguard Booksellers was a landmark radical bookstore in Johannesburg run by Trotskyite intellectual Fanny Klenerman from the 1927 until the mid-1970's. During the early 1960's, it was the lively creative hub for political thinkers, activists and writers. It is likely where Ruth First and Joe purchased this copy.Original blue covers with gilt lettering on spine are vibrant and clean with bumping to spine extremities and corners. Surface and edgewear to dust jacket with a closed tear. Dust jacket in protective cover.Ruth First (1925-1982) was an anti-apartheid activist, writer and scholar who was murdered due to her political views and actions. Her husband Joe Slovo (1926-1995) was an anti-apartheid activist, lawyer and a leader in South African revolutionary politics for over four decades. Nobel prizewinning author Doris Lessing (1919- 2013) was raised in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and lived in Cape Town in 1949 working as a journalist and writer. Many of her most important short stories and novels were situated in Africa. Like the Slovos, Doris Lessing was an innovative radical thinker and opposed apartheid. Files released in 2015 revealed that Britain's MI5 spied on Lessing for over two decades due to her early membership with the British Communist Party and sympathy with left-wing writers and activists. Dori … [Click Below for Full Description]
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