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The Golden Notebook characters ☆ 8 آنا كاتبة ومؤلفة لرواية حققت نجاحًا باهرًا، تحتفظ في الوقت الحالي بمفكرات أربعة، في واحدة من هذه المفكرات المفكرة السوداء تعيد آنا النظر في التجربة الأفريقية التي ع. We were neither of us at all clever we were too happy 3 12 stars Another book where a five star rating system is woefully inadeuate 3 12 stars doesn t even begin to explain all the thoughts I had while reading The Golden Notebook There were parts that I loved I must have collected several dozen uotes on women and human nature that just seemed so fresh and insightful uite unlike anything I d read before Then there were other parts that were so laborious I wondered how anyone had managed to push through it This inconsistency is to be expected I suppose because of the book s format In that it is separated into the four notebooks kept by Anna each pertaining to a different aspect of her lifeThis fragmentation is a central theme of the novel Anna s life and mental health fracture the Communist Party she was long a member of is falling apart women s place in society and the way they think about sex and marriage is changing These are not fleeting touches but are analysed in depth over the course of the novelAnna s notebooks are an attempt to get a grip on her life and yet they may be perpetuating the problem She documents and reviews her experiences in Southern Rhodesia in a black notebook records her disillusionment with the Communist Party in a red notebook writes a novel mirroring her own life and relationship upheaval in a yellow notebook and keeps an inconsistent diary in a blue notebook The final golden notebook is an attempt to bring all these fragments of her life togetherIt is essentially the story of a woman trying to unite many contradicting aspects of her identity a story which also parallels the broken society that existed during the Cold War Era Fighting the colour bar and class struggles in Southern Rhodesia whilst simultaneously embodying cliches of British colonialism The Communist Party violating human rights whilst attempting to empower the people Women falling desperately in love whilst being the new kind of free women You know I think writing this review has really helped me understand how interesting I found certain parts of this book I m just not sure how much the fascinating themes really justify the length of this novel and the other 50 60% that wasn t so fascinating Some slog to get to the goods is of course forgivable but I also now fully understand why several of my friends reacted to my reading The Golden Notebook with good luck I never finished that oneIt s a slow complex meandering tale that captures so much about being a woman in Britain during this strange and changing time There were times when I was just hoping it would end and yet when it did I couldn t stop thinking about itFacebook Instagram

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The Golden Notebook characters ☆ 8 اشتها في سنوات شبابها الأولى، وفي المفكرة الحمراء ترصد حياتها السياسية وخيبة أملها في الشيوعية، وتسطر آنا في المفكرة الصفراء رواية، تجسد بطلتها جزءًا من تجربة آنا،. Given up because although it was well written and the characters developed well early on I just have no interest at all in the upper middle class who have angst and money instead of housework and jobs They pontificated about sex and politics and other people s affairs when the rest of the country were out working and thinking of who was cooking dinner that night and whether or not tuppence on the tax each week was going to make school trips a bit difficult Just not what I want to read about right nowTwo stars because generally I really like Lessing and I love her writing

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The Golden Notebook characters ☆ 8 أما المفكرة الزرقاء فتسجل فيها آنا يومياتها، وأخيرًا تحاول آنا، التي تهوى كاتبًا أمريكيًا ويتهددها خطر الإصابة بالجنون، أن تجمع خيوط المفكرات الأربعة في مفكرة ذهبي. You re afraid it ll be like if you organized your recipes by emotion All color coding and modernism You re intimidated It sounds hard But people never mention how horny Doris Lessing is There s something about a man with a whacking great erection she says that it s hard to resist Woman is horny Have you read Adore Holy shit it s literally the plot of Motherlover by Lonely IslandI mean it s Anna Wulf says that about the erections not Lessing Same thing but we ll get to that Anna also says that every encounter with a person seems like crossing a mined field and one of the many things that make Doris Lessing special is her ability to map each mine She has the best social I since Tolstoy She has this way of breaking down interactions between people what they re saying and why they re saying it and the way a little tilt of the head can change their meaning entirely She often caps it off by saying simply that two characters are liking or not liking each other and I love how she points that out all these subtle maneuvers and at the end we either like each other or we don tAnna Wulf is a novelist and since we were all intimidated by the plot and the notebooks and what have you here s the spoiler free plot structure In the present day a framing story called Free Women Anna s having an affair with a married man Michael raising her daughter dealing with her best friend Molly s ex husband Richard their daughter Tommy and Richard s new wife Marion Anna can t come up with another novel but she keeps a diary split into four facets and in her own words A black notebook which is to do with Anna Wolf the writer and is largely set in the past in Africa and is my favorite a red notebook concerned with politics and a little boring a yellow notebook in which I make stories out of my experience and a blue notebook which tries to be a diary The secret of this book is that you don t have to remember any of this It doesn t matter That yellow notebook is the beginnings of a novel starring Ella who s a semiautobiographical stand in for Anna who s a stand in for Lessing and you know what you ll get the idea Lessing is doing the fragmented chronology of modernism the color coding is just for you in case it helps you keep it all straight She does it because she s nice Why the four notebooks she is asked What would happen if you had one big book without all those divisions and brackets and special writing And Anna replies I ve told you chaos lol suck it Joyce probably about to color code something We could wish some of those other modernists had given us some color coding right You know who could have used a decoder ring is James Joyce What the fuck was he ever banging on about Lessing casually responds to him at times She parodies a few different styles for a while pastiche like Joyce like at one point dog walking Henry Miller so hard I m surprised she doesn t clicker train him It s not just funny it s silly Why doesn t anyone mention that Doris Lessing is horny and funnyBut there s that that earthiness too that concern with the reality of the body James Joyce named defecation Margaret Drabble says and Lessing names menstruation There are pages and pages about menstruation Doris Lessing is Judy Blume s fairy godmother This is of course controversial because men are still in charge of some things and we absolutely cannot handle menstruation in any way and The Golden Notebook was plenty controversial when it came out in 1963 As if periods aren t gross enough Lessing would like to talk about female orgasms enthusiastically and at length She has ideas about them vaginal vs clitoral orgasms and it s all a bit Freudian and I don t mean to tell anyone how to cum but I have the impression that some of these ideas are almost as outdated as her ideas about gay people which are frankly offensiveBut look I m trying to position Doris Lessing as horny and funny like she s some sort of modernist Sarah Silverman and I don t mean to say that s all she is Lessing has a lot of ideas She used to get irritated when people were obsessed with The Golden Notebook s structure Pay attention to the themes she would say It s about communism Stalin has proven to be a nightmare and worldwide communists are descending into a morass of cliches and meetings One can t seriously talk about Stalin without betraying the party nor can one seriously not talk about Stalin without betraying the ideal and so communism is trapped and dying The dream of communism has met the reality of Stalin and it can t survive This was all maybe a bit overdone for the non communists of the time who d realized what a monster Stalin was years agoIt s about men and women and there s this whole segment of discussion of the book as castrating The men are often worthless affair starved predatory terrible in bed I can only speak for myself but I didn t read it as misandrous What Anna is so frank about is that she wants men very badly and can t find any Real men become fewer and fewer and we are frightened trying to create men Which I gather is still a problem But she likes them She likes men Lessing s characters like being friends with them and having sex with them He knew nothing about her says Ella of a man she s just met liking him he did not know for instance that her nipples were stinging And here we are horny and funny again It s about how people live with each other and in the end that s still my favorite thing about Lessing that navigation of the mined field She notices so much and she describes it so clearly Whenever I meet an American man she says I wait for the moment when his face really lights up it s when he s talking about the group of buddies Or there s this little passage where she describes a horny teenage girl who s totally incidental to the plot in that state so many young girls go through a state of sexual obsession that can be like a sort of trance She is plain The men don t even notice that she s in heat All the women do and uietly endeavor to protect her Has anyone ever told that girl s story before Lessing just throws it out there casually and moves on She s so perceptive and she s so good at communicating what she sees and all this while being so very horny and so very funny It s awe inspiring and it s compelling and you can t help liking her


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  • The Golden Notebook
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  • 12 February 2018
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