Saturday, October 13, 2007

Doris Lessing: Nobel Prize


Finally, Lessing

That Doris Lessing, at the age of 88, has at last won the Nobel Prize for literature is a cause for celebration, and for allowing that some things, at least, however unexpectedly, can finally go right in this world. Why it took the Nobel Committee so long to come to a correct conclusion about her achievement is the remaining mystery. It has, to her many readers, been an open secret for decades she is simply one of the world's most commanding writers, with a range of theme, material, style and genre no other writer in English can match.