The Lonely City Book PDF

The Lonely City

  • Author : Olivia Laing
  • Publisher : Picador
  • Release Date : 2016-03-01
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781250039590

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The Lonely City Book Description :

Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism #1 Book of the Year from Brain Pickings Named a best book of the year by NPR, Newsweek, Slate, Pop Sugar, Marie Claire, Elle, Publishers Weekly, and Lit Hub A dazzling work of biography, memoir, and cultural criticism on the subject of loneliness, told through the lives of iconic artists, by the acclaimed author of The Trip to Echo Spring. When Olivia Laing moved to New York City in her midthirties, she found herself inhabiting loneliness on a daily basis. Increasingly fascinated by the most shameful of experiences, she began to explore the lonely city by way of art. Moving 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, illuminating not only the causes of loneliness but also how it might be resisted and redeemed. Humane, provocative, and moving, The Lonely City is 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.

Funny Weather Book PDF

Funny Weather

  • Author : Olivia Laing
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2020-04-16
  • Genre : Literary Collections
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : 9781529027662

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Funny Weather Book Description :

'The book to help you make sense of the world' Stylist 'A brave writer whose books open up fundamental questions about life and art’ Telegraph In this remarkable, inspiring collection of essays, acclaimed writer and critic Olivia Laing makes a brilliant case for why art matters, especially in the turbulent political weather of the twenty-first century. Funny Weather brings together a career’s worth of Laing’s writing about art and culture, examining its role in our political and emotional lives. She profiles Jean-Michel Basquiat and Georgia O’Keefe, interviews Hilary Mantel and Ali Smith, writes love letters to David Bowie and Freddie Mercury, and explores loneliness and technology, women and alcohol, sex and the body. With characteristic originality and compassion, she celebrates art as a force of resistance and repair, an antidote to a frightening political time. We’re often told art can’t change anything. Laing argues that it can. It changes how we see the world. It makes plain inequalities and it offers fertile new ways of living. ‘A warm, thinking, enticing sweep of a book, like spending the afternoon with your brainiest friend.’ – Kate Mosse, author of The Burning Chambers.

Everybody Book PDF

Everybody

  • Author : Olivia Laing
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2021-04-29
  • Genre : Literary Collections
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781509857135

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Everybody Book Description :

'Simply one of our most exciting writers’ - Observer 'A free-wheeling and joyful exploration of the works and lives of a range of artists and thinkers who brought libidinal and creative energy together with spectacular results' - Jack Halberstam The body is a source of pleasure and of pain, at once hopelessly vulnerable and radiant with power. At a moment in which basic rights are once again imperilled, Olivia Laing conducts an ambitious investigation into the body and its discontents, using the life of the renegade psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich to chart a daring course through the long struggle for bodily freedom, from gay rights and sexual liberation to feminism and the civil rights movement. Drawing on her own experiences in protest and alternative medicine, and travelling from Weimar Berlin to the prisons of McCarthy-era America, she grapples with some of the most significant and complicated figures of the past century, among them Nina Simone, Christopher Isherwood, Andrea Dworkin, Sigmund Freud, Susan Sontag and Malcolm X. Despite its many burdens, the body remains a source of power, even in an era as technologized and automated as our own. Everybody is an examination of the forces arranged against freedom and a celebration of how ordinary human bodies can resist oppression and reshape the world. ‘A brave writer whose books open up fundamental questions about life and art’ - Telegraph

Everybody  A Book about Freedom Book PDF

Everybody A Book about Freedom

  • Author : Olivia Laing
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2021-05-04
  • Genre : Philosophy
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9780393608786

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Everybody A Book about Freedom Book Description :

"Astute and consistently surprising critic" (NPR) Olivia Laing investigates the body and its discontents through the great freedom movements of the twentieth century. The body is a source of pleasure and of pain, at once hopelessly vulnerable and radiant with power. In her ambitious, brilliant sixth book, Olivia Laing charts an electrifying course through the long struggle for bodily freedom, using the life of the renegade psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich to explore gay rights and sexual liberation, feminism, and the civil rights movement. Drawing on her own experiences in protest and alternative medicine, and traveling from Weimar Berlin to the prisons of McCarthy-era America, Laing grapples with some of the most significant and complicated figures of the past century—among them Nina Simone, Christopher Isherwood, Andrea Dworkin, Sigmund Freud, Susan Sontag, and Malcolm X. Despite its many burdens, the body remains a source of power, even in an era as technologized and automated as our own. Arriving at a moment in which basic bodily rights are once again imperiled, Everybody is an investigation into the forces arranged against freedom and a celebration of how ordinary human bodies can resist oppression and reshape the world.

Who Next  Book PDF

Who Next

  • Author : Ellen M. Kaufman
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1915
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 126
  • ISBN : OCLC:270797714

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Divercities Book PDF

Divercities

  • Author : Oosterlynck, Stijn
  • Publisher : Policy Press
  • Release Date : 2018-12-19
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781447338178

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Divercities Book Description :

How do people deal with diversity in deprived and mixed urban neighbourhoods? This edited collection provides a comparative international perspective on superdiversity in cities, with explicit attention given to social inequality and social exclusion on a neighbourhood level. Although public discourses on urban diversity are often negative, this book focuses on how residents actively and creatively come and live together through micro-level interactions. By deliberately taking an international perspective on the daily lives of residents, the book uncovers the ways in which national and local contexts shape living in diversity. The book will be a valuable resource for researchers and students of poverty, segregation and social mix, conviviality, the effects of international migration, urban and neighbourhood policies and governance, multiculturality, social networks, social cohesion, social mobility, and super-diversity.

Newsart Book PDF

Newsart

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1981
  • Genre : American literature
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : IND:30000080736865

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SpinTrap Book PDF

SpinTrap

  • Author : Rik Roots
  • Publisher : Rik Roots
  • Release Date :
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : 9781301785490

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SpinTrap Book Description :

Kal is a man out of his time, out of his depth and - literally - out of his mind.

Poems Book PDF

Poems

  • Author : John Rollin Ridge
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1868
  • Genre : California
  • Pages : 137
  • ISBN : UOM:69015000005799

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Poems Book PDF

Poems

  • Author : Frederick George Lee
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1854
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : CORNELL:31924013515436

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Catalog of Copyright Entries  Third Series Book PDF

Catalog of Copyright Entries Third Series

  • Author : Library of Congress. Copyright Office
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1965
  • Genre : Copyright
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : MINN:30000011066747

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Letters from Italy Book PDF

Letters from Italy

  • Author : Joel Tyler Headley
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1850
  • Genre : Italy
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : WISC:89096175971

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The Lonely Skyscraper Book PDF

The Lonely Skyscraper

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1980-01-01
  • Genre : Children's stories
  • Pages : 26
  • ISBN : 0416891802

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The Lonely Skyscraper Book Description :

A big city skyscraper, lonely when the workers go home at night finds a new and happy life in the country as the home for the forest animals

Good Words Book PDF

Good Words

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1878
  • Genre : English periodicals
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : PRNC:32101057430579

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Rambles Book PDF

Rambles

  • Author : Patricius Walker
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1873
  • Genre : Great Britain
  • Pages : 345
  • ISBN : HARVARD:32044081175408

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Rambles Book Description :

Rambles reprints a series of travel sketches which describe places in both England and Ireland first published in Fraser's Magazine.

Johnson Book PDF

Johnson

  • Author : James Hay
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1895
  • Genre : Aphorisms and apothegms
  • Pages : 173
  • ISBN : UCAL:B5562410

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