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Briefing for a descent into hell

Author: Doris Lessing
Publisher: London, Cape, 1971.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An unidentified man is admitted to a London hospital after he is found wandering on the Embankment. Later identified as a Cambridge lecturer, he remains oblivious to his past life. This novel develops the idea that mental illness can be a liberating experience for both the individual and society.
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Genre/Form: Science fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lessing, Doris May, 1919-
Briefing for a descent into hell.
London, Cape, 1971
(OCoLC)648484969
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Doris Lessing
ISBN: 0224005073 9780224005074
OCLC Number: 160873
Description: 251 pages 21 cm
Responsibility: [by] Doris Lessing.

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An unidentified man is admitted to a London hospital after he is found wandering on the Embankment. Later identified as a Cambridge lecturer, he remains oblivious to his past life. This novel develops the idea that mental illness can be a liberating experience for both the individual and society.

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"Touching and beautiful." --"The New York Review of Books""A brilliant and untamed image of the possibilities that may still constitute man's destiny." --"Time""An excursion into private Read more...

 
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