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The lonely city : adventures in the art of being alone

Author: Olivia Laing
Publisher: New York : Picador, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First U.S. editionView all editions and formats
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"You can be lonely anywhere, but there is a particular flavor to the loneliness that comes from living in a city, surrounded by thousands of strangers. The Lonely City is a roving cultural history of urban loneliness, centered on the ultimate city: Manhattan, that teeming island of gneiss, concrete, and glass. What does it mean to be lonely? How do we live, if we're not intimately involved with another human being?  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Olivia Laing
ISBN: 9781250039576 1250039576 1250118034 9781250118035
OCLC Number: 905685639
Description: 315 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The lonely city --
Walls of glass --
My heart opens to your voice --
In loving him --
The realms of the unreal --
At the beginning of the end of the world --
Render ghosts --
Strange fruit.
Responsibility: Olivia Laing.
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"You can be lonely anywhere, but there is a particular flavor to the loneliness that comes from living in a city, surrounded by thousands of strangers. The Lonely City is a roving cultural history of urban loneliness, centered on the ultimate city: Manhattan, that teeming island of gneiss, concrete, and glass. What does it mean to be lonely? How do we live, if we're not intimately involved with another human being? How do we connect with other people, particularly if our sexuality or physical body is considered deviant or damaged? Does technology draw us closer together or trap us behind screens? Olivia Laing explores these questions by travelling deep into the work and lives of some of the century's most original artists, among them Andy Warhol, David Wojnarowicz, Edward Hopper, Henry Darger and Klaus Nomi. Part memoir, part biography, part dazzling work of cultural criticism, The Lonely City is not just a map, but a celebration of the state of loneliness. It's a voyage out to a strange and sometimes lovely island, adrift from the larger continent of human experience, but visited by many - millions, say - of souls"--

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