The Lonely City : Adventures in the Art of Being Alone-9781782111252

The Lonely City : Adventures in the Art of Being Alone by Laing, Olivia

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Author: Laing, Olivia


Published on 2 March 2017 by Canongate Books in the United Kingdom.

Paperback | 336 pages, 9 b&w illustrations on text paper
131 x 198 x 22 | 234g

SHORTLISTED FOR THE GORDON BURN PRIZEChosen as 'BOOK OF THE YEAR' by Observer, Guardian, Telegraph, Irish Times, New Statesman, Times Literary Supplement, HeraldWhen 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.