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The Lonely City

Adventures in the Art of Being Alone

by Olivia Laing
Susan Lyons

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An expertly crafted work of reportage, memoir, and biography on the subject of loneliness told through the lives of six iconic artists, by the acclaimed author of The Trip to Echo Spring. 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 traveling 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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Publisher: Blackstone Audio
Edition: Unabridged

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  • ISBN: 9781504738842
  • File size: 286580 KB
  • Release date: June 21, 2016
  • Duration: 09:55:14

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  • ISBN: 9781504738842
  • File size: 286580 KB
  • Release date: June 21, 2016
  • Duration: 09:55:08
  • Number of parts: 13

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An expertly crafted work of reportage, memoir, and biography on the subject of loneliness told through the lives of six iconic artists, by the acclaimed author of The Trip to Echo Spring. 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 traveling 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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  • Details

    Publisher:
    Blackstone Audio
    Edition:
    Unabridged

    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    ISBN: 9781504738842
    File size: 286580 KB
    Release date: June 21, 2016
    Duration: 09:55:14

    MP3 audiobook
    ISBN: 9781504738842
    File size: 286580 KB
    Release date: June 21, 2016
    Duration: 09:55:08
    Number of parts: 13

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    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    MP3 audiobook
  • Languages
    English