Thursday, October 11, 2007

Doris Lessing wins Nobel

My congratulations to Doris Lessing for winning the Nobel Prize in Literature 2007 - the Committee describes her as "that epicist of the female experience, who with scepticism, fire and visionary power has subjected a divided civilisation to scrutiny". Nicely abstract and meaningless, and I can't think why she had to reach the age of 87 to be so honoured. Also, she's only the 11th woman to get the prize in this category. More on Lessing in the next few days.

6 comments:

Madame Arcati said...

Dear Doris, alas, your name is not Kevin Spacey. Otherwise the superficial, deluded cunts who write in about him every five minutes would shower you with praise.

Anonymous said...

Er... excuse me? Who is writing about him or his goddamn family every five minutes – and even more often? This is tiresome, Arcati. Plonk.

Anonymous said...

Doris Lessing is a miserable cow. Her books are lumps of suet. But another Nobel for the English language!

JP said...

God, can't we get through ONE thread without either MA or Stephanie bringing up Spacey?

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