The Resource The lonely city : adventures in the art of being alone, Olivia Laing

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

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The lonely city : adventures in the art of being alone
Title
The lonely city
Title remainder
adventures in the art of being alone
Statement of responsibility
Olivia Laing
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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"--
  • There is a particular flavor to the loneliness that comes from living in a city, surrounded by thousands of strangers. This roving cultural history of urban loneliness centers on the ultimate city: Manhattan, that teeming island of gneiss, concrete, and glass. 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? Laing travels deep into the work and lives of some of the century's most original artists in a celebration of the state of loneliness
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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Laing, Olivia
Dewey number
700.1/9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Artists
  • Loneliness
  • City and town life
  • Artists
  • City and town life
  • Loneliness
Label
The lonely city : adventures in the art of being alone, Olivia Laing
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The lonely city -- Walls of glass -- My heart opens to your voice -- In loving him -- The realms of the unreal -- At the beginning of the end of the world -- Render ghosts -- Strange fruit
Control code
ocn905685639
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. Edition.
Extent
315 pages
Isbn
9781250118035
Lccn
2015037147
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The lonely city : adventures in the art of being alone, Olivia Laing
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The lonely city -- Walls of glass -- My heart opens to your voice -- In loving him -- The realms of the unreal -- At the beginning of the end of the world -- Render ghosts -- Strange fruit
Control code
ocn905685639
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. Edition.
Extent
315 pages
Isbn
9781250118035
Lccn
2015037147
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations

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