Thursday, October 11, 2007

Weird Coincidence

Yesterday, when I was in Kaboom (as I mentioned in my previous post), I purchased several books, including Shikasta Re: Colonized Planet 5 by Doris Lessing. This morning I wake up to learn she has won the Nobel Prize.

Coincidences of this sort mean nothing, but still, it was odd.

Lessing is an author I have liked since college. I once heard her read when she was in town for the premiere of the opera version (by Phillip Glass) of The Making of a Representative for Planet 8. Reading The Golden Notebook while in Nigeria was an overwhelming experience. She's a writer with hits and misses, but whose work has moved me a lot over the years.



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