The Lonely City

Adventures in the Art of Being Alone
Product Number: EB00600754
Released: Mar 01, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781250039590
Publisher: Picador
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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, Publishers Weekly, and Lit 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 of The 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 of loneliness 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.

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Author(s): Olivia Laing
Original Publish Date: Mar 01, 2016

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Author(s): Olivia Laing
Narrator(s): Susan Lyons
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Released: Jun 21, 2016
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ISBN: #9781504738903
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Author(s): Olivia Laing
Narrator(s): Susan Lyons
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