Tag Archives: Doris Lessing

Education Does not Prepare You for Life: Life is Your Education.

There is only one way to read, which is to browse in libraries and bookshops, picking up books that attract you, reading only those, dropping them when they bore you, skipping the parts that drag — and never, never reading … Continue reading

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Finding a Balance

“I am . . . what I am at the moment I am that . . . ”    The storyteller, “Marriages Between Zones Three, Four, and Five” By Doris Lessing To know the world one must construct it.– Cesare … Continue reading

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Each Life a Snowflake in a Blizzard.

“Politicians and rulers are not the makers of events, but their puppets:” “It seems to me that we do not know nearly enough about ourselves; that we do not often enough wonder if our lives, or some events and times … Continue reading

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Doris Lessing Wrote Science Fiction?

Yes, and she did it very well. I just finished the first volume of Doris Lessing‘s Canopus in Argos: Archives series. It is an astounding work of imagination combined with some insightful critical commentary on modern society, as well as … Continue reading

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