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Lonely City By Olivia Laing

Lonely City
by Olivia Laing

A dazzling investigation into loneliness, art and the modern city - 'A fierce and essential work' Helen Macdonald.

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Lonely City Summary


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.

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GOR008061860
Lonely City
Olivia Laing
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Canongate Books Ltd
2017-03-02
336
1782111255
9781782111252
Short-listed for Gordon Burn Prize 2016 (UK)
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