The Lonely City The Lonely City

The Lonely City

Adventures in the Art of Being Alone

    • 4.4 • 42 Ratings
    • $11.99
    • $11.99

Publisher Description

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 mid-thirties, 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.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2016
March 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
336
Pages
PUBLISHER
Picador
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
3
MB

More Books Like This

Why Fish Don't Exist Why Fish Don't Exist
2020
The World of Raymond Chandler The World of Raymond Chandler
2014
And How Are You, Dr. Sacks? And How Are You, Dr. Sacks?
2019
Joy Ride: Show People and Their Shows Joy Ride: Show People and Their Shows
2015
The Republic of Imagination The Republic of Imagination
2014
Here We Are Here We Are
2020

More Books by Olivia Laing

The Trip to Echo Spring The Trip to Echo Spring
2013
Crudo: A Novel Crudo: A Novel
2018
Walking Through Clear Water in a Pool Painted Black, new edition Walking Through Clear Water in a Pool Painted Black, new edition
2022
Funny Weather: Art in an Emergency Funny Weather: Art in an Emergency
2020
To the River To the River
2011
The Garden Against Time: In Search of a Common Paradise The Garden Against Time: In Search of a Common Paradise
2024

Customers Also Bought

A Field Guide to Getting Lost A Field Guide to Getting Lost
2005
What Belongs to You What Belongs to You
2016
The Light Years The Light Years
2019
The Poetics of Space The Poetics of Space
2014
The Odd Woman and the City The Odd Woman and the City
2015
The Library The Library
2018