Monday, January 31, 2022

Things I Don't Want to Know

Things I Don't Want to KnowThings I Don't Want to Know by Deborah Levy
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

If you appreciate Deborah Levy's meandering style and discerning philosophical associations, as I do, you will like this first volume of her memoir trilogy. The books are slim nuggets, perfect for the pocket, and a quick read. The story begins in Majorca on holiday, alternates between recollections of her childhood in Apartheid South Africa when her father is jailed for his politics, fleeing to England as a child, and her parents' separation shadowed by her own marriage end. She questions the way men and women coexist and the possibility, for a woman, of life as an artist.

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