Friday, October 12, 2007

nobel literature prize


Congratulations to Ms Doris Lessing, the first British female writer in Britain to receive the Nobel Prize who will turn 88 on 22nd October. She's the 11th woman to have won the prize since first awarded in 1901.
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"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.
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My introduction to her writing was when I was drawn to the title 'the grass is singing' --story with insights of a colonial family in South Africa. The other was 'the good terrorist' -- controversial title! My impression was a girl who join the cause because of her love for her man.

1 comment:

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I read that she said it didn't make any difference to her...LOL...I liked that THAT is how she feels....! That is Refreshing