The Golden Bowl BY James, Henry

Her elder son now lives in Zimbabwe, and the younger one is in London; her daughter lives in South Africa, where Doris Lessing and her books are banned. Her trip to Zimbabwe this summer is emphatically private, unlike her previous visit there in 1956 when she was allowed in only as a journalist. As it did for so many other Western Communists, that year - the year of the Soviet invasion of Hungary and of Khrushchev's denunciation of Stalinism - marked her final disillusionment with Communism. It had taken a dozen years, during the last few of which she had been a party member in England, but had taken little part in Communist activities.