Deborah Levy: Pushing Past Anxiety

Recommended Reading: THINGS I DON'T WANT TO KNOW and THE COST OF LIVING

At first, Deborah Levy’s Things I Don’t Want to Know doesn’t feel like it’s living up to the promises of its subtitle: “On Writing.” Instead, this slim memoir careens from a recent existential crisis to Levy’s childhood in apartheid-era South Africa to adolescent exile in England and finally back to the near-present. A writer’s block of some kind appear…

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