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The Lonely City

Adventures in the Art of Being Alone

Olivia Laing

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A dazzling investigation into loneliness, art and the modern city - 'A fierce and essential work' Helen Macdonald.
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The highly anticipated finale to Deborah Levy’s 'Living Autobiography'

“Drily funny, irreverent, curious” – The Guardian, Book of the day

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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Book publisherCanongate Books Ltd
Publication date2 Mar 2017
FormatPaperback
Pages336
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