Things I Don’t Want To Know

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‘Things I Don’t Want to Know’ is a response to George Orwell from one of our most vital contemporary writers. Taking Orwell’s 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 both to Orwell’s essay and to Levy’s own oeuvre.

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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

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Weight0.129 kg
Dimensions19.8 × 12.9 × 1.1 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

128

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

824.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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