Vladimir Nabokov once wrote that art is "beauty plus pity." It's a formula author Mary Gaitskill took to heart, after quoting his words in a tribute essay years ago. They've both been accused, after all, of varying levels of perversity…
British author Doris Lessing was named winner of the Nobel Prize for literature on Thursday. A George Washington University literature professor discusses Lessing's contributions to her craft.
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