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Doris Lessing: “Oh Christ… I couldn’t care less”


When Doris Lessing won the Nobel Prize for Literature, reporters waited outside her home in North London to give her the news. She responded: “Oh Christ… I couldn’t care less.”

She is my favourite 88-year-old Nobel Laureate! As the second sentence of The Golden Notebook (1956) says:

“The point is,” said Anna, “as far as I can see, everything is cracking up.”’

Link: Doris Lessing on Nobel Prize