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

Author/creator Laing, Olivia author.
Format Book and Print
EditionFirst U.S. edition.
Publication Info New York : Picador, 2016.
Description315 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Subject(s)
Abstract "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."-- Provided by publisher.
Local noteLittle-472224--305131067450Z
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 285-310).
LCCN2015037147
ISBN9781250039576
ISBN1250039576 (hardback)
ISBN(e-book)

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