DORIS LESSING 22 October 1919 – 17 November 2013
There is only one way to read, which is to browse in libraries and bookshops, picking up books that attract you, reading only those, dropping them when they bore you, skipping the parts that drag and never, never reading anything because you feel you ought, or because it is a part of a trend or a movement. Remember that the book wich bores you when you are twenty or thirty will open doors for you when you are forty or fifty and viceversa. Don’t read a book out of its right time for you.
“The golden notebook”
<p>Original William Henry Jackson print held in the collection of the Colorado Historical Society. This is a hand-tinted print.<span>Photograph by David Arnold, National Geographic</span></p>