Female Identity in Doris Lessing’s The Golden Notebook

Heba Mohamed Abd El Aziz


In the realm of art in general and literature in particular, the presence of Doris Lessing could not be denied as one of the most influential English novelists in the 1960s. Doris Lessing is a writer who is concerned with the representation of women identity in the West. In her renowned novel, The Golden Notebook Lessing aims at showcasing women identity in Europe and any aspect related to them, i.e., their psychology, political lives, relation to men and children, their place in a male-dominated society and their frequent attempts to escape from the social and political oppression. The aim of this paper is to present a truthful account of female identity from a feminist point of view.


Feminist; identity; fragmentation; oppression; politics; exile; sentiments

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7575/aiac.alls.v.9n.1p.149


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