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The Lonely City

Adventures in the Art of Being Alone

Olivia Laing
Barcode 9781782111252
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Release Date: 02/03/2017

Edition: Main
Genre: Biography
Sub-Genre: Music Dance & Theatre
Label: Canongate Books
Language: English
Publisher: Canongate Books

Adventures in the Art of Being Alone. A dazzling investigation into loneliness, art and the modern city - 'A fierce and essential work' Helen Macdonald.

SHORTLISTED FOR THE GORDON BURN PRIZE

Chosen as 'BOOK OF THE YEAR' by Observer, Guardian, Telegraph, Irish Times, New Statesman, Times Literary Supplement, Herald

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 the works and lives of some of the city's most compelling artists, 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.