The Lonely City : Adventures in the Art of Being Alone Paperback
by Olivia Laing
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2016 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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 336 pages, 9 b&w illustrations on text paper
- Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 02/03/2017
- Category: Memoirs
- ISBN: 9781782111252