"I was born with skins too few. Or they were scrubbed off me by...robust and efficient hands."
The experiences absorbed through these "skins too few" are evoked in this memoir of Doris Lessing's childhood and youth as the daughter of a British colonial family in Persia and Southern Rhodesia Honestly and with overwhelming immediacy, Lessing maps the growth of her consciousness, her sexuality, and her politics, offering a rare opportunity to get under her skin and discover the forces that made her one of the most distinguished writers of our time.
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About the Author
Date of Birth:October 22, 1919
Place of Birth:Persia (now Iran)
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A great book from my favourite author. It is interesting to read an autobiography from Doris Lessing after reading Children of Violence.
Lessing is a detailed and introspective writer, and she doesn't gloss over anything in writing this autobiography. She sifts through memories and turns each one over, examining its impact and authenticity. Occasionally I found it difficult to believe that she actually remembered everything that went into this book, but then The Golden Notebook is the same — and it seems probable that anyone who could summon up that vast amount of information about a character probably has a great deal of material from her own life to work with.