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Writer's Block in The Golden Notebook: Cause and Solution
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Language and Literature.
2011 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]


The purpose of this paper is to investigate what the reasons are to the writer's block that the main character Anna Wulf suffers from in Doris Lessing's novel The Golden Notebook. Although there seem to be various reasons for the block, this essay focuses on the three main ones: Anna's need to reflect reality in an objective way, her feeling of futility and her fear of the darkness in the world and within herself. The essay also tries to define what finally causes the block to lift so that Anna is able to write her second novel. It appears to be not only one, but many factors that contribute both to causing and to lifting the block and Anna needs to overcome all the difficulties in order to be able to write again.

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2011. , 31 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-13587OAI: diva2:431266
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Lärarprogrammet, inriktning mot verksamhet i grundskolans senare år och gymnasiet
2011-05-19, 10:00 (English)
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2011-09-02 Created: 2011-07-18 Last updated: 2012-01-16Bibliographically approved

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