[Reading] ➵ The Man Who Saw Everything ➼ Deborah Levy – Writerscompany.co.uk

The Man Who Saw Everything An Electrifying Novel About Beauty, Envy, And Carelessness From Deborah Levy, Author Of The Booker Prize Finalists Hot Milk And Swimming Home.It Is 1988 And Saul Adler, A Narcissistic Young Historian, Has Been Invited To Communist East Berlin To Do Research In Exchange, He Must Publish A Favorable Essay About The German Democratic Republic As A Gift For His Translator S Sister, A Beatles Fanatic Who Will Be His Host, Saul S Girlfriend Will Shoot A Photograph Of Him Standing In The Crosswalk On Abbey Road, An Homage To The Famous Album Cover As He Waits For Her To Arrive, He Is Grazed By An Oncoming Car, Which Changes The Trajectory Of His Life The Man Who Saw Everything Is About The Difficulty Of Seeing Ourselves And Others Clearly It Greets The Specters That Come Back To Haunt Old And New Love, Previous And Current Incarnations Of Europe, Conscious And Unconscious Transgressions, And Real And Imagined Betrayals, While Investigating The Cyclic Nature Of History And Its Reinvention By People In Power Here, Levy Traverses The Vast Reaches Of The Human Imagination While Artfully Blurring Sexual And Political Binaries Feminine And Masculine,

10 thoughts on “The Man Who Saw Everything

  1. says:

    On the Booker Longlist For those readers who need to be on sure and certain ground in their reading, this latest Deborah Levy novel is not for them Levy makes few compromises here, she raises many questions and often

  2. says:

    I was intrigued and puzzled from the very first paragraph beginning in London, 1988.Saul Adler says I was thinking about how Jennifer Moreau had told me I was never to describe her beauty, not to her, or to anyone else When I as

  3. says:

    Now Nominated for the Booker Prize 2019 Deborah Levy s new novel certainly tells a captivating story, but what makes this book so fantastic is her smashing ha narrative concept Our narrator is Saul, a British historian and expert on Easte

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    My sincere thanks to Netgalley and Bloomsbury Publishing for an advanced reading copy of this book, in exchange for this honest review I m not quite sure why or how Levy has emerged as one of my favorite authors I have now read almost everything sh

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    Now, deservedly, longlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize Hello, Saul How s it going I m trying to cross the road, I replied Yes, she said, you ve been trying to cross the road for thirty years but stuff happened on the way The Beatles album Abbey Road t

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    Now longlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize In three days I was travelling to East Germany, the GDR, to research cultural opposition to the rise of fascism in the 1930s at the Humboldt University Although my German was reasonably fluent they had assigned me a translat

  7. says:

    3.5 Charming and funny but possibly slight than it imagines it is and perhaps a bit cute.

  8. says:

    To start with a disclaimer I think most readers would agree that there are some authors who write in a way that somehow, maybe not easily explained, ticks all the boxes for them Deborah Levy is such a writer for me When I read what Levy writes, I can almost feel my brain being re wired t

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    2.5 rounded upI m a massive fan of Deborah Levy s nonfiction but her fiction seems to miss the mark in terms of what I look for in a novel The Man Who Saw Everything opens with our protagonist, Saul, at Abbey Road, his girlfriend taking a photo of him at the infamous zebra crossing The stor

  10. says:

    Reading this as the Booker Prize longlist was announced and I can completely see how it made the cut I m loving all the Levy love This was also weirdly perfect reading after seeing the film Yesterday on Monday night.

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