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Walking in the Shade: Volume Two of My Autobiography 1949-1962 It's fitting that Doris Lessing organizes this briskly meticulous memoir of her creative prime — from her move to London from southern Africa as...Walking in the Shade: Volume Two of My Autobiography 1949-1962Memoir, Biography It's fitting that Doris Lessing organizes this briskly meticulous memoir of her creative prime — from her move to London from southern Africa as...1997-11-21
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Walking in the Shade: Volume Two of My Autobiography 1949-1962

Genre: Memoir, Biography; Author: Doris Lessing

It’s fitting that Doris Lessing organizes this briskly meticulous memoir of her creative prime — from her move to London from southern Africa as a 30-year-old single mother to the success of her influential novel The Golden Notebook — by the addresses of her various London flats. Although she spins countless anecdotes on ”politics and personalities” from her years in the Communist party, vivid personal details — on a wrenching love affair, on her mulling walks alone at night — come too rarely. Walking in the Shade: Volume Two of My Autobiography 1949-1962 feels like an impressive house without quite enough windows. B+

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