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

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Notting Hill Editions, 2013 - Authorship - 107 pages
'Perhaps when Orwell described sheer egoism as a necessary quality for a writer, he was not thinking about the sheer egoism of a female writer. Even the most arrogant female writer has to work over time to build an ego that is robust enough to get her through January, never mind all the way to December.' Deborah Levy

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This book is the first in Deborah Levy's three part 'living autobiography' on writing an womanhood. The book has four parts: 1. Political Purpose; 2. Historical Impulse; 3. Sheer Egoism; 4. Aesthetic ... Read full review


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A slim, elliptical memoir from novelist, poet and playwright Levy.Only in the most expansive terms can this be considered a book "on writing," as it is subtitled, though it could be considered a ... Read full review

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