I've been meaning to say some things about Doris Lessing, but they will have to wait — they're still brewing, or steeping, or simmering, not ready yet. Just this morning I was wondering to myself: "It's been ages since I had news from the Doris Lessing mailing list. I hope she doesn't die this summer, it's too soon." (Morbid, I know. And selfish. That's me, morbid and selfish.)
By a startling coincidence I received word via the mailing list today that:
"Doris Lessing's new book The Story of General Dann, Mara's Daughter, Griot and the snow dog has just been published in the U.K. It is the sequel to Mara and Dann and is one of her most emotional and moving books."
(Mara and Dann was one of the most powerful books I've read in recent years.)