Briefing For A Descent Into Hell by Doris Lessing (Vintage V-662 – 1981)

Briefing For A Descent Into Hell by Doris Lessing

Briefing For A Descent Into Hell by Doris Lessing

A fascinating look inside the mind of a man who is supposedly “mad.” Professor Charles Watkins of Cambridge University is a patient at a mental hospital where doctors try with increasing drugs to bring his mind under control. But Watkins has embarked on a tremendous psychological adventure where, after spinning endlessly on a raft in the Atlantic, he lands on a tropical island inhabited by strange creatures with strange customs. Later, he is carried off on a cosmic journey into space…

A difficult book to pigeonhole. For those that like to know what genre you’re reading, the closest would be “fantasy,” but it isn’t really… the only fantasy elements are those associated with the inner workings of the mind of the novel’s subject. If there were a “psychological fiction” shelf at the book store, this would definitely be on it.

 

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Doris Lessing, Cologne, 2006

Doris Lessing, Cologne, 2006 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Title: Briefing For A Descent Into Hell
Author: Doris Lessing
Imprint & Number: Vintage V-662
Cover price: 2.95
Publication date: 1981
Cover artist: photo
ISBN: 0-394-74662-7

 

 

 

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