9781782111252

Lonely City

Laing, Olivia


Format: Paperback
ISBN13: 9781782111252
Published: March 2017

Price: $24.99

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Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism

#1 Book of the Year from Brain Pickings

Named a best book of the year by NPR,Newsweek, Slate, Pop Sugar,Marie Claire,Elle, PublishersWeekly, andLit Hub

A dazzling work of biography, memoir, and cultural criticism on the subject of loneliness, told through the lives of iconic artists, by the acclaimed author ofThe Trip to Echo Spring.

When Olivia Laing moved to New York City in her midthirties, she found herself inhabiting loneliness on a daily basis. Increasingly fascinated by the most shameful of experiences, she began to explore the lonely city by way of art. Moving 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, illuminating not only the causes ofloneliness but also how it might be resisted and redeemed.

Humane, provocative, and moving, The Lonely City is 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.

Details
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN13: 9781782111252
  • Published: March 2017
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Width: 5.079 mm
  • Height: .787 mm
  • Depth: 7.795 mm
  • Publisher:not specified

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