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The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone Hardcover – 3 Mar 2016
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"Both wonderful and necessary" (ANNE ENRIGHT Guardian, 'Best Books of 2016')
"Sensational . . . a beautiful evocation of a state of mind through artists from Hopper and Warhol to Wojnarowicz" (PHILIP HOARE New Statesman, 'Books of the Year')
"Gorgeously written and deeply intelligent" (Times Literary Supplement, 'Books of the Year 2016')
"I loved Olivia's Laing's mix of memoir and criticism" (DAVID NICHOLLS Observer, 'Best Books of 2016')
"I adored Olivia Laing's The Lonely City . . . Fascinating, surprising and moving at once, it's a book to which I'm sure I'll return" (Herald, 'Writers' Books of 2016')
"This year I'm hoping for Olivia Laing's The Lonely City" (SJ WATSON Observer, 'Best Books of 2016')
"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)
"A genre-blind book about everything: art and Aids, Warhol and Winnicott, Sontag and social media" (New Statesman, 'Books of the Year')
"A triumphant book . . . Laing is a brave writer, whose books open up fundamental questions about life and art" (Telegraph)
"[Laing's] description of her acute loneliness feels unusually brave . . . Sublime" (The Times)
A dazzling investigation into loneliness, art and the modern city from the critically acclaimed author of The Trip to Echo SpringSee all Product description
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I enjoyed the sections on Warhol the most.
I was annoyed by Laing glossing over and pretty much dismissing the rumours of paedophilia surrounding Henry Darger.
Sorely lacking illustrations.
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