Prisons We Choose to Live Inside
Written by Doris Lessing
Publication Date August 01, 1992
In her 1985 CBC Massey Lectures Doris Lessing addresses the question of personal freedom and individual responsibility in a world increasingly prone to political rhetoric, mass emotions, and inherited structures of unquestioned belief.
The Nobel Prize-winning author of more than thirty books, Doris Lessing is one of our most challenging and important writers.
Doris Lessing was born in Persia (now Iran) and raised in Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). She is the author of more than fifty books, including The Grass is Singing, The Golden Notebook, and most recently, Alfred and Emily. Her many honours include the Nobel Prize in Literature and the David Cohen Prize for Literature. She lives in North London.