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not for the casual reader,
This review is from: The Golden Notebook (Harper Perennial Modern Classics) (Paperback)I could hardly put it down, but I'm under no illusion...
Don't read this book unless you are interested in: feminist literature, mental breakdown, social and personal entropy, freudian philosophy, the creative process, the aristic crisis, the communist experience in the west, the artist as ethnographer, the need to love and be loved and human ability to repeat the same mistakes (again and again and again).
Don't read this book if you aren't able (or willing) to examine art within it's cultural and historical context.
And whatever you do don't read this book if you want a nice story with a straight forward message.
Otherwise its a very rewarding and engaging read that makes you wonder if you too could help push a boulder.