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    Publisher: Canongate

    The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone

    £9.99
    A dazzling investigation into loneliness, art and the modern city - 'A fierce and essential work' Helen Macdonald.
    ISBN: 9781782111252
    AuthorOlivia Laing
    Pub Date02/03/2017
    BindingPaperback
    Pages336
    Availability: In Stock

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2016 GORDON BURN PRIZE

    CHOSEN AS 'BOOK OF THE YEAR' BY
    Observer
    Guardian
    Telegraph
    Irish Times
    New Statesman
    Times Literary Supplement
    Herald

    When Olivia Laing moved to New York City in her mid-thirties, she found herself inhabiting loneliness on a daily basis. Increasingly fascinated by this most shameful of experiences, she began to explore the lonely city by way of art. Moving fluidly between the works and lives of some of the city's most compelling artists, 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.

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    SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2016 GORDON BURN PRIZE

    CHOSEN AS 'BOOK OF THE YEAR' BY
    Observer
    Guardian
    Telegraph
    Irish Times
    New Statesman
    Times Literary Supplement
    Herald

    When Olivia Laing moved to New York City in her mid-thirties, she found herself inhabiting loneliness on a daily basis. Increasingly fascinated by this most shameful of experiences, she began to explore the lonely city by way of art. Moving fluidly between the works and lives of some of the city's most compelling artists, 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.