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Deborah Levy

Autor(a) de Swimming Home

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Obras de Deborah Levy

Swimming Home (2011) 902 cópias
Hot Milk (2015) 878 cópias
The Cost of Living (2018) 493 cópias
The Man Who Saw Everything (2019) 463 cópias
Things I Don't Want to Know (2013) 409 cópias
Real Estate (2021) 237 cópias
August Blue (2023) 163 cópias
Black Vodka (2013) 128 cópias
Billy and Girl (1996) 63 cópias
The Unloved (1994) 52 cópias
Beautiful Mutants (1989) 43 cópias
Swallowing Geography (1993) 35 cópias
Ophelia and the Great Idea (1988) 32 cópias
Stardust Nation (2016) 11 cópias
Diary of a Steak (1997) 7 cópias
Kolossal frihet (2021) 4 cópias
A nuoto verso casa (2014) 2 cópias
Plays: v. 1 (2000) 2 cópias
Jeff McMillan: Biblio (2019) 2 cópias
游泳回家 / Swimming Home (2018) 1 exemplar(es)
Agosto azul 1 exemplar(es)
Fast ejendom 1 exemplar(es)
Livets omkostninger (2022) 1 exemplar(es)
Ting jeg ikke vil vide (2022) 1 exemplar(es)
An Act of Love 1 exemplar(es)
The unloved : a novel 1 exemplar(es)
Beautiful mutants 1 exemplar(es)
Heresies (1987) 1 exemplar(es)
Eva and Moses 1 exemplar(es)
The Next Wave 1 exemplar(es)
The Next Wave II 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Bastard (1964) — Introdução, algumas edições504 cópias
Best European Fiction 2010 (2009) — Contribuinte — 165 cópias
The Lady and the Little Fox Fur (1965) — Introdução, algumas edições153 cópias
Granta 63: Beasts (1998) — Contribuinte — 132 cópias
All Dogs Are Blue (2013) — Introdução, algumas edições64 cópias
Paris (1920) — Prefácio, algumas edições33 cópias
A Second Skin: Women Write about Clothes (1998) — Contribuinte — 17 cópias
Spindles: Short Stories from the Science of Sleep (2016) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Road Stories: New Writing Inspired by Exhibition Road (2012) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)


Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Johannesburg, South Africa
Locais de residência
Johannesburg, South Africa
Wembley Park, England, UK
Dartington College of Arts
short story writer
Levy, Norman (father)
Lannan Literary Fellowship (2001)
Pequena biografia
Deborah Levy was born 6 August 1962 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Her father, an academic and historian, was a member of the African National Congress. The family emigrated to Wembley Park, London in 1968. She studied theater at Dartington College of Ars and became a playwright whose works have been staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company since 1981. She is also the author of several acclaimed novels, including Beautiful Mutants (1988), Swallowing Geography (1993), and Billy & Girl (1999). Her novel Swimming Home (2011) was shortlisted for the 2012 Man Booker Prize, the Jewish Quarterly-Wingate Prize, and was named a New York Times Notable Book of 2012. The title story in her short story collection, Black Vodka and Other Stories (2013) was shortlisted for the BBC International Short Story Award. Hot Milk was shortlisted for the 2012 Man Booker Prize, and The Man Who Saw Everything was selected for the 2019 Booker Prize longlist. She has been a director and writer for the MANACT Theatre Company in Cardiff, Wales, and a Creative Arts Fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge. She's a regular contributor of articles and reviews to newspapers and magazines including The Independent, The Guardian, and the New Statesman.



Swimming Home, by Deborah Levy em And Other Stories (Janeiro 2013)
Swimming Home by Deborah Levy em Booker Prize (Setembro 2012)


If you appreciate [a:Deborah Levy|147246|Deborah Levy|https://images.gr-assets.com/authors/1591038543p2/147246.jpg]'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.… (mais)
featherbooks | outras 14 resenhas | May 7, 2024 |
[b:Hot Milk|26883528|Hot Milk|Deborah Levy|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1461535043s/26883528.jpg|46932640] is a wild ride. Sometimes the richness of her writing is almost too much, like a cheesecake layered with caramel and chocolate but imaginative. The plot involves a young anthropology graduate, Sophie, fond of field studies, and her wheelchair-bound mother who drinks water "as if she had been asked to drink her own urine." They seek a medical cure for Rose at an unusual clinic in the Spanish beach town of Almería. Dr. Gómez runs the clinic with his daughter and he is as unpredictable as his dialog and passion for cats "We were talking about Wi-Fi," Gómez continued. 'I will tell you the answer to my riddle. I say "wee-fee" to rhyme with "Francis of Assisi." His mouth is black from eating pulpo sharing it with the felines.
A brief visit to Greece lets Sophie reconnect with her indifferent father and his child bride and new baby daughter. The author uses objects in every sentence to describe her characters and their relationships, lives, activities.
Levy's new memoir is next on my list.

"All summer, I had been moonwalking in the digital Milky Way. It's calm there. But I am not calm. My mind is like the edge of motorways where foxes eat the owls at night. In the starfields, with their faintly glowing paths running across the screen, I have been making footprints in the dust and glitter of the virtual universe. It never occurred to me that, like the medusa, technology stares back and that is gaze might have petrified me, made me fearful to come down, down to Earth, where all the hard stuff happens, down to the check-out tills and the barcodes and the too many words for profit and the not enough words for pain."
… (mais)
featherbooks | outras 43 resenhas | May 7, 2024 |
Unique provocative look at a woman's life as wife and mother in modern times. Wonderful writing. I came here after reading[b:Hot Milk|26883528|Hot Milk|Deborah Levy|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1461535043s/26883528.jpg|46932640] , now starting [b:Swimming Home|11700333|Swimming Home|Deborah Levy|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1328777389s/11700333.jpg|16647492], I really liked it.
featherbooks | outras 19 resenhas | May 7, 2024 |
Exceptional writing though I kind of slipped around in the plot, the peculiar unsympathetic characters, finally collapsing into the pool without a clear sense of who had drowned. This is my third book of Levy's and I'll keep reading her, but preferred [b:Hot Milk|26883528|Hot Milk|Deborah Levy|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1461535043s/26883528.jpg|46932640] and [b:The Cost of Living: A Working Autobiography|36820477|The Cost of Living A Working Autobiography|Deborah Levy|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1513713760s/36820477.jpg|58043514]… (mais)
featherbooks | outras 52 resenhas | May 7, 2024 |



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