Deborah Levy, The Cost of Living: A Working Autobiography (July 2018) … very interesting!!
To strip the wallpaper off the fairy tale of The Family House in which the comfort and happiness of men and children have been the priority is to find behind it an unthanked, unloved, neglected, exhausted woman. It requires skill, time, dedication and empathy to create a home that everyone enjoys and that functions well. Above all else, it is an act of immense generosity to be the architect of everyone else’s well-being.
~ Deborah Levy, The Cost of Living: A Working Autobiography (July 2018)
Book Review of Deborah Levy’s “The Cost of Living: A Working Autobiography“ by Lauren Oyler at The New Republic (July 26, 2018) titled: How to Live and Write Alone. An excerpt from the book review: “Aphorisms that would usually be heavy-handed (“If we cannot at least imagine we are free, we are living a life that is wrong…
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