Walking in the Shade: 1949-1962

Walking in the Shade: 1949-1962

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The second volume of Doris Lessing's extraordinary autobiography covers the years 1949-62, from her arrival in war-weary London with her son, Peter, and the manuscript for her first novel, The Grass is Singing, under her arm to the publication of her most famous work of fiction, The Golden Notebook. She describes how communism dominated the intellectual life of the 1950s and how she, like nearly all communists, became disillusioned with extreme and rhetorical politics and left communism behind. Evoking the bohemian days of a young writer and single mother, Lessing speaks openly about her writing process, her friends and lovers, her involvement in the theater, and her political activities.

ISBN: 9780060929565

Published Date: October 1, 1998

Publisher: Harper Collins

Language: English

Page Count: 404

Size: 8.02" l x 5.37" w x 0.96"