Deborah Levy

Diary of a Steak

Deborah Levy (1997)


Referencing Freud, psychoanalysis, Jean-Martin Charcot, the English pride in madness and the herd mentality, Deborah Levy’s Diary of a Steak, is a witty take on the hysteria surrounding ‘Mad Cow Disease’ that is both highly amusing and deeply disturbing. Written in the form of the diary of a steak in a butcher’s shop, the narrative charts a progression into madness. Using typographical errors, omissions and forays into other languages, Deborah Levy describes a ‘mind that has been symbolically culled’.

Author of the Man Booker Prize shortlisted Swimming Home (2012), Debora Levy is an established playwright, novelist and poet.

Diary of a Steak | Levy, Deborah; | ISBN: 978 1 870699 29 7 | Price: £6.95 | Classifications: Experimental writing; Unreliable narrative; | Format: Offset printing; | Extent: 52 pages | Edition: 1,500 copies | Dimensions: 210 x 125 mm | Designers: Herman Lelie; Herman Lelie & Stefania Bonelli; | Printer: P.J Reproductions Ltd.