In these five lectures Doris Lessing addresses the question of personal freedom and individual responsibility in a world increasingly prone to political rhetoric, mass emotions, and inherited structures of unquestionable belief.
The prizewinning author of more than thirty books, Doris Lessing is one of this century's most challenging and important writers.
"Her lectures are serious and superb."
- Globe and Mail
Doris Lessing was born to British parents in Persia in 1919 and moved with her family to Southern Rhodesia when she was five years old. She went to England in 1949 and has lived there ever since. She is the author of more than thirty books -- novels, short stories, reportage, poems, and plays -- and is considered among the most important writers of the postwar era. Her most recent works include two volumes of autobiography, Under My Skin and Walking in the Shade, and a novel, Mara and Dann.