The Lonely City by Olivia Laing

The Lonely City by Olivia Laing

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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.

“Triumphant … a brave writer whose books open up fundamental questions about life and art”
Telegraph

“Wonderfully freewheeling … constantly surprising … inspired”
Guardian

 

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