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Hardback:The lonely city : adventures in the art of being alone / Olivia Laing.:2017 Hardback The lonely city : adventures in the art of being alone / Olivia Laing.
The lonely city : adventures in the art of being alone / Olivia Laing.
Author: Laing, Olivia,
Publication year: 2017
Media class: Hardback
Category: Non-fiction
Publisher: Edinburgh : Canongate, 2017.
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781782111252 9781782111252 (pbk.) :
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What does it mean to be lonely? How do we live, if we're not intimately engaged with another human being? How do we connect with other people? When Olivia Laing moved to New York City in her mid-thirties, she found herself inhabiting loneliness on a daily basis. Fascinated by the experience, she began to explore the lonely city by way of art. Moving fluidly between works and lives, 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 deeply moving, 'The Lonely City' is about the spaces between people and the things that draw them together, about sexuality, mortality and the magical possibilities of art. It's 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.
Loneliness.
City and town life Psychological aspects.
Artists Psychology.

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eBook:The trip to Echo Spring why writers drink:2013. eBook
Author: Laing, Olivia, author.
Year: 2013.
Language: English
Media class: eBook
Publisher: Canongate,
Resource type: Electronic material
1 online resource (1 volume)
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Hardback:The trip to Echo Spring : on writers and drinking:2014. Hardback
Author: Laing, Olivia, author.
Year: 2014.
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Canongate,
Resource type: Physical
331 pages : illustrations (black and white), map (black and white) ; 20 cm
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Paperback:Crudo:2019. Paperback
Author: Laing, Olivia, author.
Year: 2019.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Catalogue
Publisher: Picador,
Resource type: Physical
140 pages ; 20 cm
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Hardback:The lonely city : adventures in the art of being alone:2016. Hardback
Author: Laing, Olivia, author.
Year: 2016.
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Content type: Catalogue
Publisher: Canongate,
Resource type: Physical
315 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 22 cm
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Hardback:Everybody : a book about freedom:2021. Hardback
Author: Laing, Olivia, author.
Year: 2021.
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Content type: Catalogue
Publisher: Picador,
Resource type: Physical
349 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 25 cm
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1786891581
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Paperback:To the river : a journey beneath the surface:2017. Paperback
Author: Laing, Olivia, author.
Year: 2017.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Catalogue
Publisher: Canongate,
Resource type: Physical
281 pages : illustrations (black and white), map (black and white) ; 20 cm
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Talking book - CD:Crudo:2018. Talking book - CD
Author: Laing, Olivia, author, narrator.
Year: 2018.
Language: English
Media class: Talking book - CD
Publisher: Bolinda Audio,
Resource type: Physical
3 CDs (3 hr., 40 min.) : digital, stereo
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