Under My Skin

Paperback | September 5, 2014

byLessing

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"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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Lessing has always incorporated her life into her fiction, but not until the eagerly awaited publication of Under My Skin did her readers have direct access to the fascinating and tumultuous life story of this most celebrated literary talent. Photos.

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"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, Les...

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"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, ...

Doris Lessing, winner of the Nobel Prize in literature for 2007, is oneof the most celebrated and distinguished writers of our time. She hasbeen awarded the David Cohen Memorial Prize for British Literature,Spain’s Prince of Asturias Prize and Prix Catalunya, and the S.T. DupontGolden PEN Award for a Lifetime’s Distinguished Service t...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 8.25 × 5.3 × 1.03 inPublished:September 5, 2014Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060926643

ISBN - 13:9780060926649

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Lessing has always incorporated her life into her fiction, but not until the eagerly awaited publication of Under My Skin did her readers have direct access to the fascinating and tumultuous life story of this most celebrated literary talent. Photos.

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"Absorbing...Arouses our cheers and sympathy...Her work is cathartic and exhilarating." (Cleveland Plain Dealer)