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Doris Lessing

via Amorous Musings

“What’s terrible is to pretend that second-rate is first-rate. To pretend that you don’t need love when you do; or you like your work when you know quite well you’re capable of better.”

Doris Lessing, born in Iran – then known as Persia – and brought up in the African bush in Zimbabwe, a Marxist-turned-Sufi, novelist, playwright, poet, author of ”feminist bible” – The Golden Notebook, librettist, sci-fi writer, and the eleventh woman to ever receive the Nobel Prize in Lit, dead at 94.


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