Things I Don't Want to Know

Things I Don't Want to Know A Response to George Orwell's 1946 Essay 'Why I Write'

Paperback (05 Apr 2018) | English

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Synopsis

'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

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Book information

ISBN: 9780241983089
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 824.92
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 4686
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 132g
Height: 197mm
Width: 129mm
Spine width: 12mm