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Deborah Levy

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“It becomes something new every time.” Deborah Levy and Merve Emre on Mrs. Dalloway

Literary Hub is very pleased to share this conversation between Deborah Levy and Merve Emre on Virginia Woolf’s iconic novel Mrs. Dalloway, and Woolf’s influence on their own work and writing lives, which was originally scheduled as part of the Royal Society of Literature’s 2021 Dalloway Day, a yearly celebration of Woolf on “a Wednesday in mid-June.” But any time is a good time to revisit Mrs. Dalloway, especially with these two brilliant writers.
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Deborah Levy: Finding a Room House of One’s Own

I had spent so much of my life peering into the windows of estate agents, searching for my very own domain, my face pressed against the window, along with the ghosts of other dreamers looking for homes we could not afford. Nevertheless, I believed that one day, when I grew up, I would earn myself the keys to a house of my own in the Mediterranean with honeysuckle and balconies. At the same time a mean little voice in my head was always saying, “This is not real, it will never be yours.”
Washington Post

In ‘Real Estate,’ Deborah Levy contemplates the structures that define us

I spent a regrettable percentage of my early 20s reading critically acclaimed novels by men that portrayed women as whiteboards for a man’s desire, scribbled over and barely distinguishable. Pity the fictional characters who are projections of a misogynistic or nearsighted writer’s longing. Three-time Booker Prize nominee Deborah Levy’s trilogy...