ₓ Free  Format Kindle Read [ ⊅ The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone ] ₮ ePUB By Olivia Laing ⃝ ₓ Free Format Kindle Read [ ⊅ The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone ] ₮ ePUB By Olivia Laing ⃝ Triumphant a brave writer whose books open up fundamental questions about life and art Telegraph br br Luminously wise and deeply compassionate a fierce and essential work HELEN MACDONALD, author of H is for Hawk br br Unusually brave Sublime The Times br br Wonderfully freewheeling constantly surprising inspired Guardian br br A new kind of literature Endlessly, compulsively fascinating New Statesman br br Laing cuts close to the bone of a universal yet often unrelatable state Financial Times br br One of the finest writers of the new non fiction Compelling and original Harpers Bazaar br br The Lonely City is continually unexpected, stimulating and beautifully structured I am in awe of Olivia Laing s insights, braininess and that something that feels like recklessness until it lands PETER CAREY br br A remarkable combination of personal mediation and psychological and artistic inquiry, The Lonely City is always superbly written, fascinating and often sharply moving Ultimately the book has a paradoxical effect at the same time as it makes one aware of one s own inescapable solitude, it leaves one feeling less alone ADAM FOULDS, author of The Quickening Maze br br The Lonely City is a stunning homage to how extreme loneliness can make us hospitable to the strangeness of others to the risks and innovations of art and artists Laing has written a classic that will be cherished for years to come DEBORAH LEVY, author of Swimming Home br br Exhilarating beautifully integrated, original, compassionate MICHELE ROBERTS Independent br br A gifted critic and biographer a fascinating, eerie piece of writing Sunday Times br br Smart and oddly consoling Laing makes the topic her own New York Times Book Review br br Considered, authoritative, evocative, empathetic, and full of insight To join Laing in that atmosphere is to enter a world that is at once dark and lambent, and in which loneliness features not just as an eternal fall, but as one of the treasures of what it is to be fully, briefly, human MATTHEW ADAMS The National br br Blisteringly precise Her gift as a critic is her ability to imaginatively sympathize with her subjects in a way that allows the art and life of the artist to go on radiating meaning after the book is closed Elle br br An uncommonly observant hybrid of memoir, history and cultural criticism a book of extraordinary compassion and insight San Francisco Chronicle br br Remarkable a memoir, an essay and a group biography all in one, which takes a difficult, almost taboo subject and deftly turns it over anew Evening Standard br br A devastating and intimate examination of urban loneliness With a unique voice, and painstaking research, Laing explores the dark side of our cities as well as the redemptive power of communities GAVIN FRANCIS, author of Adventures in Human Being br br Accessible, bright and endlessly thought provoking a commentator of exceptional heart and voice Irish Independent br br Magical reminding us of how it feels to be lonely, this book gently affirms our EconomistIntensely involving and affecting Laing s superb study extends far beyond art criticism The Lady The LadyPart memoir, part treatise on art and geography, Olivia Laing s book looks at loneliness and how public spaces and especially art can cure or calm this very modern condition Red RedFinalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism 1 Book of the Year from Brain PickingsNamed a best book of the year by NPR, Newsweek, Slate, Pop Sugar, Marie Claire, Elle, Publishers Weekly, and Lit HubA dazzling work of biography, memoir, and cultural criticism on the subject of loneliness, told through the lives of iconic artists, by the acclaimed author of The Trip to Echo Spring.When Olivia Laing moved to New York City in her midthirties, she found herself inhabiting loneliness on a daily basis Increasingly fascinated by the most shameful of experiences, she began to explore the lonely city by way of art Moving from Edward Hoppers Nighthawks to Andy Warhols Time Capsules, from Henry Dargers hoarding to David Wojnarowiczs AIDS activism, 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.Humane, provocative, and moving, The Lonely City is a celebration of a strange and lovely state, adrift from the larger continent of human experience, but intrinsic to the very act of being alive. 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