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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

Label
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, centred 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"--
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Laing, Olivia
Dewey number
700.19
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Loneliness
  • Artists
  • Loneliness
  • City and town life
Label
The lonely city : adventures in the art of being alone, Olivia Laing
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Published in the U.S. by Picador, 2016
  • GEN.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-310)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.The Lonely City -- 2.Walls of Glass -- 3.My Heart Opens to Your Voice -- 4.In Loving Him -- 5.The Realms of the Unreal -- 6.At the Beginning of the End of the World -- 7.Render Ghosts -- 8.Strange Fruit
Control code
000057416230
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
315 pages
Isbn
9781782111238
Lccn
2015514622
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)945691658
Label
The lonely city : adventures in the art of being alone, Olivia Laing
Publication
Note
  • Published in the U.S. by Picador, 2016
  • GEN.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-310)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.The Lonely City -- 2.Walls of Glass -- 3.My Heart Opens to Your Voice -- 4.In Loving Him -- 5.The Realms of the Unreal -- 6.At the Beginning of the End of the World -- 7.Render Ghosts -- 8.Strange Fruit
Control code
000057416230
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
315 pages
Isbn
9781782111238
Lccn
2015514622
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)945691658

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