Thursday, October 11, 2007

Doris Lessing Wins Nobel Prize for Literature

Oct. 11 (Bloomberg) -- British author Doris Lessing, whose latest novel The Cleft depicts a world without men, won the 2007 Nobel literature prize, the Swedish Academy said.

Lessing, 87, is an "epicist of the female experience, who with skepticism, fire and visionary power has subjected a divided civilization to scrutiny,'' the Stockholm-based academy said on its Web site today. The Golden Notebook, her breakthrough novel, ``belongs to the handful of books that informed the 20th- century view of the male-female relationship,'' the academy said. (



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