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SUMMARY Swallowing Geography

Swallowing Geography is a stunning early novel by the Man Booker shortlisted Deborah. Deborah Levy s second novella is a near perfect creation taking us into the nomadic realm of JK a loveless and forlorn nation hopper who takes lovers and flees Elegant poetic prose sprightly playfulness and complex untangling of dark psyches Levy s trademarks in evidence in this beautifully titled novella Recently republished The Burning The Haunting of Grey Hills hopper who takes lovers and flees Elegant poetic prose sprightly playfulness and complex untangling of dark psyches Levy s trademarks in evidence in this beautifully titled novella Recently republished

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Swallowing Geography

Airytale with biting satire Through the voice of the irreverent and ironic narrator J. The narrative was all over the place and for some reason I couldn t connect with the story nor the characters my least favourite work by Levy for sureCan be avoided

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Levy Embedded in this beautifully written novel is Deborah Levy's gift for blending f. uite a departure from Beautiful Mutants but eually as sprawlingly spectacular and gifted reading this made me remember all the times i was a traveller and a foreigner and a tourist and a wanderer and a misfit and a vagabond full of so may phrases and thoughts and imagery painful to read at times achingly raw in others always stunning and fabulously written


10 thoughts on “Swallowing Geography

  1. says:

    Deborah Levy’s second novella is a near perfect creation taking us into the nomadic realm of JK—a loveless and forlorn nation hopper who takes lovers and flees Elegant poetic prose sprightly playfulness and complex untangling of dark psyches Levy’s trademarks in evidence in this beautifully titled novella Recently republished

  2. says:

    As much as I have loved all of the others of Levy's books I've read this left me perplexed and rather disappointed Experim

  3. says:

    Is it possible that classic rules of forms and structure do not fit this experience of existing and not existing at the same timeSwallowing Geography was Deborah Levy's 2nd novella just 85 pages published in 1993 following her debut Beautiful Mutants my reviewWhereas her first novel took its inspiration from the materialism of 1980s

  4. says:

    I read this on breaks in waiting rooms curled up in bed before sunrise None of the narrative made any sense and yet everything was interconnected Only one character had a name Gregory Because he had claimed his own geography Everyone else was a letter maybe two There was love the sea and a man’s head aflame If you’ve read her autobiography you can see snippets of Levy in this book A missing father oranges things coming out of

  5. says:

    uite a departure from 'Beautiful Mutants' but eually as sprawlingly spectacular and gifted reading this made me remember all the times i was a traveller and a foreigner and a tourist and a wanderer and a misfit and

  6. says:

    This is a very surreal book Levy throws away all the things that you might consider conventional in a novel plo

  7. says:

    would it be worth it to be dazzled wined dined and fucked silly if it was only for one night? your lover soon to take off

  8. says:

    'we return to homelands and find they are a hallucination'

  9. says:

    The narrative was all over the place and for some reason I couldn't connect with the story nor the characters my least favourite work by Levy for sureCan be avoided

  10. says:

    Just beautiful I love the way Levy writes JK like Jack Kerouac travels around with her typewriter in this dreamlike fragmented story where each place she encounters is layered with the memories of other lives It