Things I Don't Want to Know (Paperback)
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Things I Don't Want to Know (Paperback)

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Paperback 176 Pages / Published: 05/04/2018
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'Unmissable. Like chancing upon an oasis, you want to drink it slowly... Subtle, unpredictable, surprising' Guardian

Things I Don't Want to Know is the first in Deborah Levy's essential three-part 'Living Autobiography' on writing and womanhood.

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.

'Superb sharpness and originality of imagination. An inspiring work of writing' Marina Warner

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241983089
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 129 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 11 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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