Doris lessing, briefing for a descent into hell (1971) there is a useful summary of the plot in one of the two blogs that tom conoboy has posted on the novel.
About briefing for a descent into hell in this ambitious novel of madness and release, shortlisted for the booker prize, doris lessing imagines the fantastical. Doris lessing's briefing for a descent into hell: science fiction or psycho-drama in his essay semantic and poetic mean- ing, he argues that the semantic.
In briefing for a descent into hell, the main character, charles watkins goes through a process of inner exploration he is trying to share an important message. The briefing, one of a very few fixed points in miss lessing's self-styled inner space fiction, takes place well above the clouds at a conference.
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