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Title:
Briefing for a descent into Hell
Author:
Lessing, Doris, 1919-2013.
Personal Author:
Edition:
[First edition].
Publication Information:
New York : Knopf, [1971]

[©1971]
Physical Description:
308 pages ; 22 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780394421988
Format :
Book

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Summary

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A fascinating look inside the mind of a man who is supposedly "mad."


Author Notes

Doris Lessing was born in Kermanshah, Persia (later Iran) on October 22, 1919 and grew up in Rhodesia (the present-day Zimbabwe). During her two marriages, she submitted short fiction and poetry for publication. After moving to London in 1949, she published her first novel, The Grass Is Singing, in 1950. She is best known for her 1954 Somerset Maugham Award-winning experimental novel The Golden Notebook. Her other works include This Was the Old Chief's Country, the Children of Violence series, the Canopus in Argos - Archives series, and Alfred and Emily. She has received numerous awards for her work including the 2001 Prince of Asturias Prize in Literature, the David Cohen British Literature Prize, and the 2007 Nobel Prize for Literature. She died on November 17, 2013 at the age of 94.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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