The cost of living

a working autobiography

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Deborah Levy: The cost of living (2018)

134 pages

English language

Published Jan. 12, 2018

ISBN:
978-1-63557-191-2
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OCLC Number:
1001868896

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"What does it cost a woman to unsettle old boundaries and collapse social hierarchies that make her a minor character in a world not arranged to her advantage? This vibrant memoir, a portrait of contemporary womanhood in flux, is an urgent quest to find an unwritten major female character who can exist more easily in the world. Levy considers what it means to live with meaning, value, and pleasure, to seize the ultimate freedom of writing our own lives, and reflects on the work of such artists and thinkers as Simone de Beauvoir, James Baldwin, Elena Ferrante, Marguerite Duras, David Lynch, and Emily Dickinson. The Cost of Living is crucial testimony, as distinctive, witty, complex, and original as Levy's acclaimed novels"--Dust jacket.

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Subjects

  • Social conditions
  • English Women authors
  • Biography
  • Feminism
  • Women