The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone

The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone Author Olivia Laing
ISBN-10 1250039576
ISBN-13 9781250039576
Year 2016-03-01
Pages 336
Language English
Publisher Picador
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Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism 1 Book of the Year from Brain PickingsNamed a best book of the year by NPR Newsweek Slate Pop Sugar Marie Claire Elle Publisher s Weekly and Lit HubA dazzling work of memoir biography and cultural criticism on the subject of loneliness told through the lives of six iconic artists by the acclaimed author of The Trip to Echo Spring What does it mean to be lonely How do we live if we re not intimately engaged with another human being How do we connect with other people Does technology draw us closer together or trap us behind screens When Olivia Laing moved to New York City in her mid thirties she found herself inhabiting loneliness on a daily basis Increasingly fascinated by this most shameful of experiences she began to explore the lonely city by way of art Moving fluidly between works and lives from Edward Hopper s Nighthawks to Andy Warhol s Time Capsules from Henry Darger s hoarding to David Wojnarowicz s AIDS activism Laing conducts an electric dazzling investigation into what it means to be alone Humane provocative and deeply moving The Lonely City is about the spaces between people and the things that draw them together about sexuality mortality and the magical possibilities of art It s a celebration of a strange and lovely state adrift from the larger continent of human experience but intrinsic to the very act of being alive

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The Lonely City

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ISBN-10 9781250039590
Release 2016-03-01
Pages 336

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ISBN-10 9781250039576
Release 2016-03-01
Pages 336

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