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doris lessing wins the nobel prize

Given this morning’s announcement i could kick myself for not having written up this post weeks ago. each summer i choose an “important book” to read on my vacation. this year i decided to re-read The Golden Notebook. When I first read it, in 1970 the women’s movement was just taking off and i devoured it hungrily looking for understanding into the sea change that was roiling all our lives. Reading it this summer was a revelation on many levels. i’ll write a longer post after the Really Modern Library meetings explaining this in some detail and also some of the interesting ideas i’ve got about how we might “read” this novel in a networked environment.