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The Resource The lonely city : adventures in the art of being alone, Olivia Laing

The lonely city : adventures in the art of being alone, Olivia Laing

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The lonely city : adventures in the art of being alone
Title
The lonely city : adventures in the art of being alone
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Olivia Laing
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Language
eng
Summary
"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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Title
The lonely city
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Summary
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
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Tone
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10472925
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
700.1/9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
N71
LC item number
.L24 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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adventures in the art of being alone
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adventures in the art of being alone
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Olivia Laing
The lonely city : adventures in the art of being alone, Olivia Laing
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The lonely city : adventures in the art of being alone, Olivia Laing
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
Control code
ocn905685639
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Dimensions
22 cm
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Edition
First U.S. Edition.
Extent
315 pages
Isbn
9781250039576
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015037147
Other physical details
illustrations

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