The Lonely City

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 ...

The Lonely City

The Lonely City

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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The Lonely City
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Olivia Laing
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-03-01 - Publisher: Picador

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
The Lonely City
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Olivia Laing
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-03-03 - Publisher: Canongate Books

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
Lonely City
Language: en
Pages: 315
Authors: Olivia Laing
Categories: Artists
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016 - Publisher:

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Pages: 46
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Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-10-19 - Publisher: DC Black Label

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In the Kingdom of the Lonely God
Language: en
Pages: 100
Authors: Robert Griffin
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

In a writing style that captivates with its almost poetic insight and lustre, Griffin writes about life's toughest troubles and offers encouragement for fortitude, compassion, grace and peace.