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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, centered 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 traveling 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."--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
700.1/9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
N71
LC item number
.L24 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The lonely city : adventures in the art of being alone, Olivia Laing
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-310)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The lonely city -- Walls of glass -- My heart opens to your voice -- In loving him -- The realms of the unreal -- At the beginning of the end of the world -- Render ghosts -- Strange fruit
Control code
ocn905685639
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
315 pages
Isbn
9781250039576
Lccn
2015037147
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)905685639
Label
The lonely city : adventures in the art of being alone, Olivia Laing
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-310)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The lonely city -- Walls of glass -- My heart opens to your voice -- In loving him -- The realms of the unreal -- At the beginning of the end of the world -- Render ghosts -- Strange fruit
Control code
ocn905685639
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
315 pages
Isbn
9781250039576
Lccn
2015037147
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)905685639

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