8 November 2012, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Author Margaret Drabble discusses the ethics of portraiture, the public versus the private image, the defining of character in paint and prose, and the many faces of Doris Lessing. She will also touch on the dangers of photography in an image conscious age.
Margaret Drabble’s novels include A Summer Birdcage, The Waterfall, and The Ice Age. She has written studies of Wordsworth and Arnold Bennett, and edited the 1984 edition of the Oxford Companion to English Literature.Part of a series of Portraits of Writers events in partnership with the Royal Society of Literature.
(left) Doris Lessing by Leonard William McComb, 1999
© Leonard William McComb / National Portrait Gallery, London
(right) Dame Margaret Drabble (Lady Holroyd) by Sam Green, 2 February 2003
© Sam Green
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