January 4, 2010

An Apology to Doris Lessing

Ms. Lessing,

I am so sorry that you are being put on the Margate Atwood list. I just had a crisis at work today… granted a crisis at my job involves spending hours in a private library pulling plays in hopes to find just a few more monologues for a class I’m TAing…. But a crisis nonetheless!

So I didn’t spend time with you today. I am sorry. Truly and deeply sorry.

And it’s not just because you’re book is so damned long and time is running out for my winter break.

….impressions so far are pretty mixed. I don’t think 150 pages is enough to really give an accurate assessment of this work of literature. I’m hoping that I have something to say before long though, otherwise I’ll just be scratching my head at the end of all of this wondering what the point is…. Again.

Most sincerely,


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