Free Woman: Life, Liberation and Doris Lessing (Paperback)Lara Feigel (author)
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How might we live more freely, and will we be happier or lonelier if we do?
Veering between admiration and fury at the choices Lessing made, Feigel conducts a dazzling investigation into the joys and costs of sexual, psychological, intellectual and political freedom.
The result is this genre-defying book: at once a meditation on life and literature and a daring act of self-exposure.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 336
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
'A fascinating mix of literary criticism, cultural history and memoir ... Highly enjoyable' - The Sunday Times
'An extraordinary meditation on what it means to be a clever, engaged woman two generations after Lessing ... A classical, precise use of language ... Most compelling ... Physically and intellectually intimate' - Patrick French, The Guardian
'Free Woman is a valuable and brave contribution to a discussion that shows no sign of resolution' - Stephanie Merritt, The Observer
'The most intriguing and certainly the bravest work of literary scholarship I have ever read' - Deborah Levy
'Ironic, beautiful and rather moving' - Joanna Kavenna, The Literary Review
'Free Woman is not a biography, but the same artistic process is at work: as a biographer, you think you are going to possess your subject, but they always end up possessing you. It's fertile ground, and Feigel a fine explorer. I really enjoyed this book.' - Sara Wheeler, The Spectator
'Lara Feigel's Free Woman has taken on the formidable Doris for a new generation ... Feigel has the gift of converting complex thoughts into coherent sentences that delight' - The Times