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Doris Lessing

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Aired Unknown Apr 25, 2009 on BBC
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Doris Lessing
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Learn how an award-winning author emerged from a rural childhood in Southern Africa. Finishing formal education at the age of fourteen, Doris Lessing went on to write prolifically and on a wide range of topics. Her work has inspired readers and writers alike, and she clearly rejects many conventional approaches to literature. Lessing is often described as being a truly modern writer, and is preoccupied with the power of the mind, thought and dreams. Her work is never afraid to confront the unpleasant aspects of life, but is this a mark of her success or something that will marginalize her work? This includes archive and modern interviews with the author.moreless
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