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Doris Lessing manuscripts, 1974-1985

 Collection
Identifier: 1976-010
Consists of the typescript, carbon copy typescript, photocopied typescript, and galley proofs for the novel, Memoirs of a Survivor; typescript and carbon copy typescript of the novella, the Temptation of Jack Orkney; and the typesetter's copy and master galleys of The Good Terrorist.

Dates

  • 1971 - 1985

Creator

Language

These materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research, with the signing of the readers registration form.

Use and Copyright

This material is owned by the University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections. Unpublished manuscripts are under copyright, permission to publish, quote or reproduce must be secured from both the repository and the copyright holder. This material is housed off-site and will require special arrangements for anticipated use.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (3 boxes.)

Biographical / Historical

Doris Lessing was born Doris May Taylor on October 22, 1919 in Persia which is now Iran. Her parents were British. In 1925, the family moved to what is now Zimbabwe to farm maize. She dropped put of high school at the age of 13 and became a nursemaid at the age of 15. In 1937 she moved to Salibury where she met and married Frank Wisdom. They had two children. She eventually left her family to join the Left Book Club, a group of Communists, which is where she met Gottfried Lessing. They married and had a son. Before leaving the group, she and her son moved to London where she wrote and published her first book, "The Grass is Singing." In 1956 she was banned from South Africa for her political outspokenness. She wrote about the gross injustices of racial inequality. She wrote several other well known novels. In 1996, she was nominated for a Nobel Prize for literature for her book "Love Again." She was awarded several prestigious awards over the years. She went on to win the Novel Prize for Literature in 2007.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase

Source

Creator

Title
Doris Lessing manuscripts, 1974-1985
Status
completed
Author
Milissa Burkart
Date
2007
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections & University Archives Repository

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