Real Estate: A Living Autobiography

Real Estate: A Living Autobiography

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The final installment in three-time Booker Prize nominated Deborah Levy’s Living Autobiography—a boldly intimate meditation on home and the specters that haunt it.

“Three bicycles. Seven ghosts. A crumbling apartment block on the hill. Fame. Tenderness. The statue of Peter Pan. Silk. Melancholy. The banana tree. A love story.”

Virginia Woolf wrote that in order to be a writer, a woman needs a room of one’s own. Now, in Real Estate, acclaimed author Deborah Levy concludes her ground-breaking trilogy of living autobiographies with an exhilarating, boldly intimate meditation on home and the specters that haunt it.

In this vibrant memoir, Levy employs her characteristic indelible writing, sharp wit, and acute insights to craft a searing examination of the poetics and politics of ownership. Her inventory of possessions, real and imagined, pushes readers to question our cultural understanding of belonging and belongings and to consider the value of a woman’s intellectual and personal life.

Blending personal history, gender politics, philosophy, and literary theory, Real Estate is a brilliant, compulsively readable narrative about the search for home.

ISBN: 9781635579321

Published Date: August 23, 2022

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Language: English

Page Count: 208

Size: 8.14" l x 5.49" w x 0.82" h