Alienation and Isolation --- Problems of the Modern Society in Doris Lessing’s

Shenli Song


The Golden Notebook, written by the well-known contemporary British woman writer Doris Lessing, is a controversial novel ever since its publication. The novel’s “clip” structure and the plot of fiction make the reader feel a bit confused. As a female writer, she maintains her concern in the female issues; and she does it very well in using this issue as a vent through which the panorama of the current society is depicted, especially people’s psychological crisis which is becoming more and more serious nowadays. This thesis is attempted to, on the basis of its text, further interpret its theme and connotation, and focus on the two main problems—alienation and isolation—that Lessing endeavors to present in this novel.

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Review of European Studies   ISSN 1918-7173 (Print)   ISSN 1918-7181 (Online)

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