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The Lonely City

Adventures in the Art of Being Alone. Nominated: Gordon Burn Prize 2016

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2016 GORDON BURN PRIZE
CHOSEN AS 'BOOK OF THE YEAR' 2016 BY
Observer
Telegraph
Irish Times
New Statesman
Times Literary Supplement
Herald
What does it mean to be lonely? How do we live, if we're not intimately engaged with another human being? How do we connect with other people? When Olivia Laing moved to New York City in her mid-thirties, she found herself inhabiting loneliness on a daily basis. Fascinated by the experience, she began to explore the lonely city by way of art. Moving fluidly between works and lives - 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 deeply moving, The Lonely City is about the spaces between people and the things that draw them together, about sexuality, mortality and the magical possibilities of art. It's 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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Both wonderful and necessary ANNE ENRIGHT Guardian, 'Best Books of 2016'
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Olivia Laing is a widely acclaimed writer and critic. Her work appears in numerous publications, including the Guardian, Observer, New Statesman, Frieze and New York Times. She´s a Yaddo and MacDowell Fellow and was 2014 Eccles Writer in Residence at the British Library. Her first book, To the River, was shortlisted for the Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize and the Dolman Travel Book of the Year. The Trip to Echo Spring was shortlisted for the 2013 Costa Biography Award and the 2014 Gordon Burn Prize. The Lonely City has been shortlisted for the 2016 Gordon Burn Prize. She lives in Cambridge.
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Seitenzahl 336
Erscheinungsdatum 03.03.2016
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-78211-123-8
Verlag Canongate Books Ltd
Maße (L/B/H) 147/228/35 mm
Gewicht 474
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