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Early Levy

Deborah Levy


PUBLISHED: 6th February 2014
ISBN: 9780241968338
ANNOTATION:
Lapinski, a manipulative and magical Russian exile, summons forth a number of highly contemporary urban pilgrims. This book explores broken dreams and self-destructive desires in a shimmering, dislocated allegory of its times.
Early Levy
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PUBLISHED: 6th February 2014
ISBN: 9780241968338
ANNOTATION:
Lapinski, a manipulative and magical Russian exile, summons forth a number of highly contemporary urban pilgrims. This book explores broken dreams and self-destructive desires in a shimmering, dislocated allegory of its times.

Annotation

Lapinski, a manipulative and magical Russian exile, summons forth a number of highly contemporary urban pilgrims. This book explores broken dreams and self-destructive desires in a shimmering, dislocated allegory of its times.

Publisher Description

Early Levy comprises two pioneering early works by Man Booker-shortlisted writer Deborah Levy.

BEAUTIFUL MUTANTS

Lapinski, a manipulative and magical Russian exile, summons forth a number of highly contemporary urban pilgrims. Through them, Levy explores broken dreams and self-destructive desires in a shimmering, dislocated allegory of its times. & SWALLOWING GEOGRAPHY

Like her namesake Jack Kerouac, J.K. is always on the road, travelling Europe with her typewriter in a pillowcase. From J.K.'s irreverent, ironic perspective, Levy charts a new, dizzying, end-of-the-century world of shifting boundaries and displaced peoples.

'She storms through the back door, refusing to be weighed down with rationalist and aesthetic baggage . . . This is a world on the brink of destruction but it's going down with a barnyard laugh and an explosive extravagance of imagination' Blitz

'It throbs its way into the imagination like the unguided missile it decries' Observer on Beautiful Mutants Deborah Levy writes fiction, plays and poetry. Her work has been staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company, and she is the author of numerous highly praised books including Things I Don't Want to Know and The Unloved, both of which are now published by Penguin. Her novel Swimming Home was shortlisted for the 2012 Man Booker Prize, 2012 Specsavers National Book Awards (UK Author of the Year) and 2013 Jewish Quarterly Wingate Prize. %%%Early Levy comprises two pioneering early works by Man Booker-shortlisted writer Deborah Levy.

BEAUTIFUL MUTANTS

Lapinski, a manipulative and magical Russian exile, summons forth a number of highly contemporary urban pilgrims. Through them, Levy explores broken dreams and self-destructive desires in a shimmering, dislocated allegory of its times.

& SWALLOWING GEOGRAPHY

Like her namesake Jack Kerouac, J.K. is always on the road, travelling Europe with her typewriter in a pillowcase. From J.K.'s irreverent, ironic perspective, Levy charts a new, dizzying, end-of-the-century world of shifting boundaries and displaced peoples.

'She storms through the back door, refusing to be weighed down with rationalist and aesthetic baggage . . . This is a world on the brink of destruction but it's going down with a barnyard laugh and an explosive extravagance of imagination' Blitz

'It throbs its way into the imagination like the unguided missile it decries' Observer on Beautiful Mutants

Deborah Levy writes fiction, plays and poetry. Her work has been staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company, and she is the author of numerous highly praised books including Things I Don't Want to Know and The Unloved, both of which are now published by Penguin. Her novel Swimming Home was shortlisted for the 2012 Man Booker Prize, 2012 Specsavers National Book Awards (UK Author of the Year) and 2013 Jewish Quarterly Wingate Prize.

Author Biography

Deborah Levy is a British playwright, novelist and poet. She is the author of six novels, Beautiful Mutants (1986); Swallowing Geography (1993); The Unloved (1994); Billy & Girl (1996), Swimming Home (2011), which was shortlisted for the Man Booker prize 2012 as well as the Jewish Quarterly Wingate Prize, and Hot Milk (2016). Deborah is also the author of a collection of short stories, Black Vodka (2013), which was shortlisted for the BBC International Short Story Award and the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award. She has written for the Royal Shakespeare Company and the BBC.

Review

She writes like a hyperkinetic angel The Times Distilled images of vital and unsettling power. Levy is one of the few contemporary British writers comfortable on a world stage New Statesman It throbs its way into the imagination like the unguided missile it decries Observer on BEAUTIFUL MUTANTS She storms through the back door, refusing to be weighed down with rationalist and aesthetic baggage . . . [This] is a world on the brink of destruction but it's going down with a barnyard laugh and an explosive extravagance of imagination Blitz

Product Details

Author
Deborah Levy
Year
2014
ISBN-10
024196833X
ISBN-13
9780241968338
Media
Book
Publication Date
2014-02-06
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Subtitle
Beautiful Mutants and Swallowing Geography
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Pages
208
Format
Paperback