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Real Estate, Deborah Levy, and the Institute

Deborah Levy's Real Estate, the final installment of her autobiographical trilogy, continues to get acclaim from the British press. After a review in the Guardian last week, the Telegraph published an article this weekend on Levy's days in Paris, from the Institute to nightclubs.

Real Estate opens with Levy shopping in Shoreditch, buying a banana tree, which she feels is waiting to “stretch out into the world”. Her writing world is also unfurling, taking her, in the course of this book, to Mumbai, to Paris, to Berlin and to Hydra. Her imagination will take her to plenty of other places. Most aptly, she is awarded a fellowship by Columbia University to the Institute for Ideas and Imagination in Paris. As one empty nest closes, [another] door in Montparnasse opens.”

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