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The Day Stalin Died

by Doris Lessing


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From the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, Doris Lessing, a short story about a young woman's attempts to juggle her political beliefs with everyday life. On the day that the newspapers report that Stalin is dying, a young woman, with communist sympathies, attempts to look after her aunt and cousin on a disastrous trip to a photographer. Lightly satirical about the absurd ways people can behave, no matter what their political views, 'The Day Stalin Died' shows Doris Lessing at her most wry.

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HarperCollins Publishers
Fourth Estate
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Doris Lessing (Author)

Doris Lessing is one of the most important writers of the twentieth century and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature 2007. Her first novel, 'The Grass is Singing', was published in 1950. Among her other celebrated novels are 'The Golden Note...

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