Lessing's Early Letters: A prolific personal voice

Williams, Nonia ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9666-2823 (2023) Lessing's Early Letters: A prolific personal voice. Critical Quarterly, 65 (3). pp. 62-69. ISSN 0011-1562

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Doris Lessing was a prolific letter writer. Her personal archive in the British Archive for Contemporary Writing at UEA includes a huge range and volume of material: 130 boxes amounting to thousands of pages of letters, faxes, notebooks, postcards, notebooks, dream diaries and other personal papers. There is more correspondence (as well as a significant number of literary manuscripts) at the Harry Ransom Center in Austin, Texas, and a small but significant tranche at The Keep, University of Sussex, not to mention letters from Lessing held in several of her correspondents' archives. These letters present a complex and fascinating resource of paratextual material which enriches and challenges our reading of her published works.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2023 10:30
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2023 01:37
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/92638
DOI: 10.1111/criq.12735


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