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Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism#1 Book of the Year from Brain PickingsNamed a best book of the year by NPR, Newsweek, Slate, Pop Sugar, Marie Claire, Elle, Publisher's Weekly, and Lit HubA dazzling work of memoir, biography and cultural criticism on the subject of loneliness, told through the lives of six iconic artists, by the acclaimed author of The Trip to Echo Spring.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? Does technology draw us closer together or trap us behind screens?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 works and lives - from Edward Hopper's Nighthawks to Andy Warhol's Time Capsules, from Henry Darger's hoarding to David Wojnarowicz's AIDS activism - Laing conducts an electric, dazzling investigation into what it means to be alone.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.

Hardcover:

9781250039576, titled "The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone" | Picador USA, March 1, 2016, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism#1 Book of the Year from Brain PickingsNamed a best book of the year by NPR, Newsweek, Slate, Pop Sugar, Marie Claire, Elle, Publisher's Weekly, and Lit HubA dazzling work of memoir, biography and cultural criticism on the subject of loneliness, told through the lives of six iconic artists, by the acclaimed author of The Trip to Echo Spring.

Paperback:

9781250118035, titled "The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone" | Reprint edition (Picador USA, March 7, 2017), cover price $17.00

CD/Spoken Word:

9781504738903, titled "The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone" | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, June 21, 2016), cover price $34.95 | About this edition: An expertly crafted work of reportage, memoir, and biography on the subject of loneliness told through the lives of six iconic artists, by the acclaimed author of The Trip to Echo Spring.

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Product Description: An expertly crafted work of reportage, memoir, and biography on the subject of loneliness told through the lives of six iconic artists, by the acclaimed author of The Trip to Echo Spring. 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...read more

CD/Spoken Word:

9781504738897 | Mp3 una edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, June 21, 2016), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: An expertly crafted work of reportage, memoir, and biography on the subject of loneliness told through the lives of six iconic artists, by the acclaimed author of The Trip to Echo Spring.

CD/Spoken Word:

9781504738880 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, June 21, 2016), cover price $69.00

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Product Description: A New York Times Notable Book of 2014A Time Magazine Notable Book of 2014Olivia Laing's widely acclaimed account of how writers in the grip of alcoholism created some of the greatest works of American literatureIn The Trip to Echo Spring, Olivia Laing takes a journey across America, examining the links between creativity and alcohol in the work and lives of six extraordinary men: F...read more

Hardcover:

9781250039569 | Picador USA, December 31, 2013, cover price $26.00

Paperback:

9781250063731 | Reprint edition (Picador USA, October 28, 2014), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: A New York Times Notable Book of 2014A Time Magazine Notable Book of 2014Olivia Laing's widely acclaimed account of how writers in the grip of alcoholism created some of the greatest works of American literatureIn The Trip to Echo Spring, Olivia Laing takes a journey across America, examining the links between creativity and alcohol in the work and lives of six extraordinary men: F.

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Product Description: A New York Times Notable Book of 2014A Time Magazine Notable Book of 2014Olivia Laing's widely acclaimed account of how writers in the grip of alcoholism created some of the greatest works of American literatureIn The Trip to Echo Spring, Olivia Laing takes a journey across America, examining the links between creativity and alcohol in the work and lives of six extraordinary men: F...read more

Hardcover:

9781847677945 | Canongate Books Ltd, August 1, 2013, cover price $32.25 | About this edition: A New York Times Notable Book of 2014A Time Magazine Notable Book of 2014Olivia Laing's widely acclaimed account of how writers in the grip of alcoholism created some of the greatest works of American literatureIn The Trip to Echo Spring, Olivia Laing takes a journey across America, examining the links between creativity and alcohol in the work and lives of six extraordinary men: F.

Paperback:

9781847677938 | Reprint edition (Canongate Books Ltd, September 1, 2012), cover price $19.95

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