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The lonely city [GRPL Book Club] : adventures in the art of being alone / Olivia Laing.

The lonely city [GRPL Book Club] : adventures in the art of being alone

Laing, Olivia, author. (Author).

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Main Book Club 700.19 L144L (Text) 31307023127345 Book Club Checked out 01/15/2019
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  • ISBN: 9781250118035 : PAP
  • ISBN: 1250118034 : PAP
  • Physical Description: 315 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. Edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Picador, 2016.

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General Note: If you would like to request available book club copies, please call 988-5400.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-310).
Summary, etc.: "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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Artists > Psychology.
Loneliness.
City and town life > Psychological aspects.

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