The South-African-born novelist and playwright Deborah Levy, an essential reference in English literature today, will talk about the fact of writing as an act of political commitment, especially from a woman’s point of view. George Orwell published his brief autobiographical essay “Why I Write” in 1946. In it he identified four reasons for writing: sheer egoism, aesthetic enthusiasm, historical impulse, and political purpose. Establishing a dialogue with Orwell, Deborah Levy’s autobiographical work Things I Don’t Want to Know (in Spanish, Cosas que no quiero saber, Literatura Random House, 2019) is partly a homage to his essay and partly Levy’s own life story, told from the standpoint of a mature woman. A well-known figure in the English literary scene, Levy starts out from Orwell’s essay, revisiting it from the perspective of a woman writer. Admission: €3 (Free of charge: Amics del CCCB (Friends of the CCCB), unemployed, certified teachers (with ID) and “Targeta Rosa” pensioners).


When: 18/06/2019   Time: 7:00pm


Where: C/ Montalegre, 6. Barcelona