Real Estate: Levy’s story of the self is playful, defiant and courageous
The third instalment of writer Deborah Levy’s ‘living autobiography’ builds a persuasive argument for her right to exist not only in life, but in literature
By Deborah Levy
Hamish Hamilton, €12.63
On my travels around the internet, I often encounter people expressing their disdain for personal writing. It’s easy, indulgent and unimportant.
I’m susceptible to these judgments – they always seem so convincing – even though I love personal writing. Or, perhaps I should say, because I love personal writing. I’m drawn to admonishments of things I love.
That might sound insane, but I’m sure it’s not ...