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Things I Don't Want to Know

Living Autobiography 1

Deborah Levy author

Format:Paperback

Publisher:Penguin Books Ltd

Published:5th Apr '18

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Things I Don't Want to Know cover

First instalment of Levy's essential 'living autobiography' trilogy - reissued to match the beautiful COST OF LIVING hardback

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

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 *

ISBN: 9780241983089

Dimensions: 196mm x 128mm x 14mm

Weight: 140g

176 pages