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100 1  Feigel, Lara,|eauthor 
245 10 Free woman :|blife, liberation and Doris Lessing /|cLara 
264  1 New York :|bBloomsbury Publishing,|c2018 
264  4 |c©2018 
300    323 pages ;|c25 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages [309]-318) and 
505 0  Lessons from Lessing -- The Bush -- Womanhood -- Escape --
       Communism -- Free love -- Madness -- Writing -- The dark -
       - The Bush -- Afterword 
520    "An intense exploration of the life and works of Doris 
       Lessing and how their themes are reflected in the writer's
       own life. Free Woman begins at a wedding and ends in the 
       African bush. This is a memoir of Feigel's own journey as 
       a writer, which becomes enmeshed with that of Doris 
       Lessing. Co-opting a dead novelist into an obsessive, 
       ambivalent relationship, Feigel sets about learning from 
       her about how to live. Rereading The Golden Notebook in 
       her midthirties, shortly after Doris Lessing's death, Lara
       Feigel discovered that Lessing was a writer who spoke 
       directly to her about her experiences as a woman, writer, 
       and mother in a way that no other novelist had done. At a 
       time when she was dissatisfied with the constraints that 
       she felt she and her generation seemed to accept blindly, 
       Feigel was enticed particularly by Lessing's vision of 
       freedom. Part memoir, part biography, and part literary 
       criticism, Free Woman is an examination of Lessing's life 
       and work, structured as a series of nine investigations of
       sexual, psychological, intellectual, and political 
       freedom. Feigel combines incisive writing, elegant 
       exploration, and intimate revelations with a delicate 
       sensitivity to relationships (both real and in literature)
       in times of great stress to mesmerizing effect." --
       |cProvided by publisher 
600 10 Feigel, Lara 
600 10 Lessing, Doris,|d1919-2013|xInfluence 
650  0 Women authors, English|y20th century|vBiography 
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