Some Answers Without Questions

Lavinia Greenlaw

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Part memoir, part manifesto, Some Answers Without Questions is a rigorous and lyrical work of self-investigation. Lavinia Greenlaw sets out to explore the impulse to say something, to write or sing, and finds herself confronting matters of presence and absence, anger and speechlessness, authority and permission. The result is important and timely, a spirited and vital exploration of what enables anyone - but a woman and an artist in particular – to speak even when not invited to do so. The title arose from decades of answering questions that don’t really matter and not being asked the ones that do.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherFaber and Faber
Number of pages180
ISBN (Electronic)9780571368679
ISBN (Print)9780571368655
Publication statusPublished - 5 Aug 2021


  • Memoir
  • Feminism
  • Manifestos
  • Music
  • writing
  • Poetry

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