The Position of Spoons

and other intimacies

Deborah Levy author


Publisher:Penguin Books Ltd

Published:7th Nov '24


This title is due to be published on 7th November, and will be despatched as soon as possible.

The Position of Spoons cover

From twice Booker-shortlisted author Deborah Levy, a moving and revelatory collection exploring the muses that have shaped her life and work as a writer

In The Position of Spoons, Deborah Levy invites the reader into the interiors of her world, sharing her most intimate thoughts and experiences, as she traces and measures her life against the backdrop of the literary and artistic muses that have shaped her.

From Marguerite Duras to Colette and Ballard, and from Lee Miller to Francesca Woodman and Paula Rego, we can relish here the richness of their work and, in turn the richness of the author’s own.

Each page draws upon Levy’s life in exalting ways, encapsulating the wonderful precision and astonishing depth of her writing, as she seamlessly shifts between and meditates on questions of mortality, language, suburbia, gender, consumerism and the poetics of every day living. From the child born in South Africa, to her teenage years in Britain, to her travels across the world as a young woman, each page is a beautiful, tender composition of the questioning self: a portrait of Deborah Levy’s writing life and intellectual vitality in all of its dimensions.

A major contemporary writer who never pulls her punches * Independent *
Deborah Levy's work inspires a devotion few literary authors ever achieve * Guardian *

ISBN: 9780241674505

Dimensions: 222mm x 138mm x 25mm

Weight: 400g

288 pages