Things I don’t want to know by Deborah Levy: a response to George Orwell

Things I don’t want to know by Deborah Levy: a response to George Orwell

Why I write is an essay by the renowned writer and essayist George Orwell, in which he explains his four motives for writing. His first motive is sheer egoism, his second is what he calls aesthetic enthusiasm, his third is historical impulse, and the last one is political impulse. In Things I Don't Want to Know, Deborah Levy responds to all these motives with episodes from her own life.