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Things I Dont Want to Know: On Writing Deborah Levy

Things I Dont Want to Know: On Writing

Deborah Levy

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Things I Dont Want to Know is a brilliantly insightful longform essay by Deborah Levy.Things I Dont Want to Know is a unique response to George Orwell from one of our most vital contemporary writers. Taking Orwells famous list of motivesMoreThings I Dont Want to Know is a brilliantly insightful longform essay by Deborah Levy.Things I Dont Want to Know is a unique response to George Orwell from one of our most vital contemporary writers. Taking Orwells famous list of motives for writing as the jumping-off point for a sequence of thrilling reflections on the writing life, this is a perfect companion not just to Orwells essay, but also to Levys own, essential oeuvre.In her powerful rejoinder to Orwell, Deborah Levy responds to his proposed motives for writing -- sheer egoism, aesthetic enthusiasm, historical impulse and political purpose -- with illuminating moments of autobiography. A vivid, striking account of a writers life, which feminises and personalises Orwells blunt assertions SpectatorAn up-to-date version of A Room of Ones Own . . . I suspect it will be quoted for many years to come Irish ExaminerLevys strength is her originality of thought and expression Jeanette WintersonDeborah Levy writes fiction, plays and poetry. Her work has been staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company, and she is the author of numerous highly praised books including The Unloved, Swallowing Geography and Beautiful Mutants, all of which are now published by Penguin. Her novel Swimming Home was shortlisted for the 2012 Man Booker Prize, 2012 Specsavers National Book Awards and 2013 Jewish Quarterly Wingate Prize.