Doris Lessing


Doris Lessing (née Tayler) born Kermanshah, Persia October 22, 1919 (d. 2013). British novelist; awarded Nobel Literature Prize, 2007; banned from South Africa for anti-nuclear, anti-Apartheid stance; opposed World War I, in which her father lost a leg.


"We are all of us made by war, twisted and warped by war, but we seem to forget it." (Under My Skin, p. 10; 1962 photo by Stuart Heydinger,