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Telegraph.co.ukThe Notebook by José Saramago: reviewTelegraph.co.ukNot everybody likes winning the Nobel Prize for Literature. Beckett thought it a catastrophe; Doris Lessing made it clear that she could have ...and more »
NouseA doll's life: a choice or a consequence?NouseOr Hilary Mantel winning the Booker and Doris Lessing winning the Nobel prize? Or the commitment to human rights made by women like Aung San Suu Kyi and ...
The HinduOn the turning awayThe HinduDoris Lessing turned down both the Order of the British Empire and a peerage, noting that her youth had been spent trying to 'undo' her bit of the Empire ...
Eve Ensler's newest work, I Am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World, was released in book form by Villard/Random House on February 9. Made up of original monologues about and for girls, the book aims to inspire girls to take agency over their minds, bodies, hearts and curiosities. V-Day has developed a corresponding targeted pilot V-Girls program engaging young women in our "empowerment philanthropy" model, igniting their activism and giving them a voice. I Am an Emotional Creature chronicles the stories inspired by girls around the globe. Girls today often find themselves in a struggle between remaining strong and true to themselves and conforming to society's expectations in an attempt to please. I Am an Emotional Creature is a celebration of the authentic voice inside every girl and an inspiring call to action for girls everywhere to speak up, follow their dreams, and become the women they were always meant to be. Among the girls Ensler creates are an American who struggles with peer pressure in a suburban high school; an anorexic blogging as she eats less and less; a Masai girl from Kenya unwilling to endure female genital mutilation; a Bulgarian sex slave, no more than fifteen, a Chinese factory worker making Barbies; an Iranian student who is tricked into a nose job; a pregnant girl trying to decide if she should keep her baby. It is through these varying voices and experiences that V-Day hopes to nurture the future activists of the world ...
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Hier ein kurzer Clip von vor ein paar Wochen als Elisabeth Blackburn den Nobelpreis gewonnen hat. Man sieht ein paar Aufnahmen von unserem Campus, einige meiner Kollegen und wenn ihr genau aufpasst seht ihr auch mich.
By DWIGHT GARNER Published: October 8, 2009 The winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature isnt always a bolt-out-of-the-blue surprise, a writer whose work is known only to an elite fraction of American readers. It only seems that way. Since 2000, after all, Nobel recipients have included VS Naipaul, JM Coetzee, Orhan Pamuk and Doris Lessing, writers of vast audiences and outsize reputations. But the Swedish Academys announcement on Thursday that the 2009 prize had gone to the Romanian-born German novelist Herta Müller — she is the 12th woman to win the Nobel in its 109-year history — caught more readers than usual off guard (Herta who?) and reinforced the Academys reputation for being defiantly, if predictably, unpredictable. Ms. Müller joins the ranks of Nobel laureates — most recently the French writer Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio last year and the Austrian playwright and novelist Elfriede Jelinek in 2004 — whose work, at the time of their announcements, anyway, was little known and little translated here. Only 5 of Ms. Müllers some 20 books have been translated into English. Those translations are suddenly in great demand and short supply; the Nobel committee has given American readers another unexpected and vaguely exotic homework assignment. The choice of Ms. Müller, whose dark, closely observed and sometimes violent work often explores exile and the grim quotidian realities of life under the dictator Nicolae Ceausescu of Romania, may feed the suspicions that the Nobel ...
Lessing reads from her 1972 article, "In The World, Not Of It", collected in The World of the Sufi, edited by Idries Shah (1979)
...Your e-mail address will not be used for anything other than the automated reminder. Your email address: Doris Lessing won the Nobel Prize in Literature 2007. She is also a prolific writer. There is an old joke among writers, poets mainly, about how...
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...-- The wave of book publishing cuts has now reached HarperCollins. The publisher of such authors as Nobel laureate Doris Lessing, Oprah Winfrey favourite David Wroblewski and Newbery prize winner Neil Gaiman has closed and dispersed the Collins division,...
The book, Memoirs of a Survivor, is not exciting, or "action-packed," but it does, like most of my favorite books, leave you with some ideas you might not've had when you started it. Not an "easy" read, like Fight Club, but not a "hard" read, like Crime & Punishment. Read it, and see what you think.
Nobel Prize Laureate in Literature 2006 Orhan Pamuk presents his speech about why he writes at the Nobel Banquet, December 10, 2006. For more information about the Nobel Prize in Literature, please visit: nobelprize.org
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The Nobel-prize winning Russian writer Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn has died at the age of 89. He passed away in Moscow in the early hours of Monday. It is believed he died of a stroke.
Interview with the 2007 Nobel Laureate in Literature Doris Lessing at her home in London, 14 April 2007. The interviewer is Professor John Mullan. Lessing comments on her early days as a writer and working on first book, 'The Grass is Singing'. For the complete interview, visit: http://nobelprize.org/mediaplayer/index.php?id=978
Telephone interview excerpt with 2007 Nobel Prize Laureate in Literature...
An interview with author Doris Lessing and her translator, Krista Kaer. This clip is from a DVD published by nemcom.tv available from Amazon.
...with the words, "I couldn't care less," received her prize Wednesday night at a champagne reception in London. Doris Lessing holds up the 2007 Nobel Prize for Literature medal after being presented it by the Ambassador of Sweden Staffan Carlsson, during...
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British author doris lessing has won the 2007 nobel prize for literature. Her breakthrough work was 'the golden notebook," published in 1962. (oct. 11) 現年 （Doris Lessing）於11日獲得2007年諾貝爾文學獎。她最具代表性的作品是1962年出版的金色筆記本。對她而言，諾貝爾獎像是為她的文學生涯開了一個同花大順。
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Horace Engdahl announces the laureate of the 2007 Nobel Literature...
...home in north London on Thursday. AFP/Getty Images All Things Considered, October 11, 2007 · British writer Doris Lessing was announced the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in Stockholm Thursday. Just several weeks short of age 88, she is the oldest...
British writer Doris Lessing on Thursday won the Nobel Literature Prize for five decades of epic novels that have covered feminism and politics, as well her youth in Africa. Lessing, who will be 88 on October 22, is only the 11th woman to have won the prize since it was first awarded in 1901. The Swedish Academy described her as "that epicist of the female experience who with scepticism, fire and visionary power has subjected a divided civilisation to scrutiny." Lessing was out shopping when the prize was announced and only learned the news several hours later when she returned to her London home, where she was met by a throng of journalists. "This has been going on for 30 years," said Lessing who put down her shopping bag and sat on her doorstep, head in her hand, after being told of the award by the waiting photographers. "I've won all the prizes in Europe, every bloody one, so I'm delighted to win them all. It's a royal flush," she said. Lessing, whose work has covered a multitude of topics, has over the years been mentioned as a possible Nobel laureate but she was not seen as among the frontrunners this year. Although "The Golden Notebook", her best known work, established her as a feminist icon back in 1962, she has consistently refused the label and says her writing does not play a directly political role. Nonetheless, for the Nobel jury, "the burgeoning feminist movement saw it as a pioneering work and it belongs to the handful of books that informed the 20th century view of the male-female relationship." Born Doris May Taylor in Khermanshah, in what is now Iran, on October 22, 1919, Lessing spent her formative years on a farm in Southern Rhodesia, what is now Zimbabwe, where her British parents moved in 1925. It was, she later reflected, a "hellishly lonely" upbringing. In "Africa Laughter: Four Visits to Zimbabwe", published in 1992, she describes going back in 1982 to the country where she had grown up. Unsurprisingly, she could not wait to escape and in 1939 married Frank Wisdom, by whom she had two children before their divorce in 1943. She then married a German political activist named Gottfried Lessing, but divorced again in 1949, when she fled to Britain with her young son and the manuscript of her first novel, "The Grass Is Singing." A searing examination of racial oppression and colonialism, it was published the following year to rapid success. Her radical political affinities drew her into the British Communist Party, but she resigned in 1956 at the time of the Hungarian uprising, never to return. Her "Children of Violence" series of novels, published between 1952 and 1969 around a central character named Martha Quest, first established her credentials as both a writer and a feminist. "I wasn't an active feminist in the 1960s, never have been," she has since insisted. "I never liked the movement because it's too ideologically based. All sorts of claims were made for me that simply weren't true." In the 1980s, with her popularity in brief decline, she decided to test the importance of a name in publishing, and submitted a novel under a pseudonym, only to find it rejected. It was later published, when she revealed her true identity. Over the years, she became an increasingly outspoken critic of Africa, particularly the corruption and embezzlement by governments. She was barred entry to South Africa in 1956, but was finally able to revisit in 1995, after the fall of apartheid. Her novel "The Good Terrorist" (1985), about an immature young woman who joins a terrorist cell, has strong echoes today. In recent years Lessing, who lives in the London suburb of Hampstead, has also written several works of science fiction. She is also probably one of the oldest people anywhere to have her own page on the popular social networking web site MySpace. On a recent visit the site announced, under the label "Female - 87 years old," that "Doris Lessing has 136 friends." Last year, the Nobel Literature Prize went to Turkish author Orhan Pamuk. Lessing has won a number of awards and prizes, including the Prix Medicis in 1976 and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in 1995. She will receive a Nobel gold medal, a diploma and 10 million Swedish kronor from the hands of Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf at a formal ceremony in Stockholm on December 10, the anniversary of the 1896 death of Alfred Nobel, the founder of the Nobel prizes. The Nobel peace prize will be announced on Friday.
Horace Engdahl reveals how Doris Lessing's 'second peak', in which...
...variety of topics, including women's issues, politics and her youth in Africa. (AFP: Thomas Lohnes) British writer Doris Lessing has won the Nobel Literature Prize for five decades of epic novels that have covered feminism, politics and her youth in Africa. Lessing,...
...her deep feminist engagement with the major social and political issues, won the 2007 Nobel Prize for Literature today. Doris Lessing at her home in London in 2006. Doris Lessing at her home in London in 2002. Announcing the award in Stockholm, the Swedish...
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...the very few novelists who have refused to believe that the world is too complicated to understand.'' British author Doris Lessing has won the Nobel Prize in Literature, the Swedish Academy has announced. The academy described Lessing as "that epicist of the...
The Swedish Academy awards the 2007 Nobel Prize in Literature to...
Il Nobel 2007 per la Letteratura è stato assegnato alla scrittrice britannica di origine iraniana Doris Lessing, 88 anni, autrice tra l'altro de 'Il taccuino d'oro' (1962) e di 'Le Nonne' (2004). L'intervista è stata realizzata alla Fiera del Libro di Torino nel 2003 da Flaviano Masella
...to scrutiny." Associated Press © 2007 STOCKHOLM, Sweden October 11, 2007, 8:19 a.m. ET · British writer Doris Lessing won the 2007 Nobel Prize in literature, the Swedish Academy said Thursday, citing her "skepticism, fire and visionary power" in dozens...
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awards the 2007 Nobel Prize in Physics to Albert Fert and Peter Grünberg "for the discovery of Giant Magnetoresistance". See the official announcement and presentation in full at nobelprize.org
...have also been cited as possible winners, as have French novelist J.-M. G. Le Clezio, Algeria's Assia Djebar and Doris Lessing of Britain. Last year, the honours went to British playwright Harold Pinter. The prizes for Medicine, Physics and Chemistry were...
2007 Nobel Prize in Physics: Albert Fert (EU) Peter Grünberg...