The Lonely City
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Biography & Memoir - Published: 29/Mar/2017 - ISBN: 9781782111252
A remarkable 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." 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 a luminous 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, technology and the possibilities of art.
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