Things I Don't Want to Know: Living Autobiography 1 - Living Autobiography (Paperback)
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Things I Don't Want to Know: Living Autobiography 1 - Living Autobiography (Paperback)

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Published: 05/04/2018
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The first in Deborah Levy's essential three-part 'Living Autobiography' on writing and womanhood.

'Unmissable. Like chancing upon an oasis, you want to drink it slowly . . . Subtle, unpredictable, surprising' Guardian
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Taking George Orwell's famous essay, 'Why I Write', as a jumping-off point, Deborah Levy offers her own indispensable reflections of the writing life. With wit, clarity and calm brilliance, she considers how the writer must stake claim to that contested territory as a young woman and shape it to her need.

Things I Don't Want to Know is a work of dazzling insight and deep psychological succour, from one of our most vital contemporary writers.

The final two instalments in Deborah Levy's 'Living Autobiography', The Cost of Living and Real Estate, are available now.
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'Superb sharpness and originality of imagination. An inspiring work of writing' Marina Warner

'An exciting writer, sharp and shocking as the knives her characters wield' Sunday Times

'A writer whose anger and confusion in the face of the world transform into poetic flights of fancy . . . which always feel marvellously right' Independent

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241983089
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 140 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 14 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

An up-to-date version of 'A Room of One's Own' . . . I suspect it will be quoted for many years to come - Irish Examiner

Superb sharpness and originality of imagination. It is feminist and political while being an inspiring work of writing . . . She writes on the high wire, unfalteringly - Marina Warner

Levy's strength is her originality of thought and expression - Jeanette Winterson

An exciting writer, sharp and shocking as the knives her characters wield - Sunday Times

One of the few contemporary British writers comfortable on a world stage - New Statesman

A writer whose anger and confusion in the face of the world transform into poetic flights of fancy . . . which always feel marvellously right - Independent

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“A Nice Little Read”

This a good easy read with humour and pathos combined. A great birthday present.

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Katy Wheatley

“I Really Don't Have The Words To Describe The Brilliance Of This”

The first book in Deborah Levy's autobiographical trilogy. This deals with her childhood in South Africa and her move to the UK, amongst other things.

One of the things I love about Levy's writing is that... More

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“I loved it!”

I was sent a copy of Things I Don't Want to Know by Deborah Levy to read and review by NetGalley. I love Deborah Levy’s writing and this, the first part of her memoir, is no exception. Looking back during a... More

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