Score: 4.5
From 25 Ratings

The Lonely City


  • Author: Olivia Laing
  • Release Date : 2016-03-01
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • File Size: 3043717 Bytes


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, Publishers Weekly, and Lit HubA 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 Wojnarowic...

Score: 4.5
From 582 Ratings

The Force


  • Author: Don Winslow
  • Release Date : 2017-06-20
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
  • File Size: 2028095 Bytes


Instant New York Times BestsellerBest of 2017 - included on best-of lists by the New York Times, NPR, Barnes & Noble, Publisher's Weekly, LitHub, BookPage, Booklist, TheRealBookSpy.com, the Financial Times (UK) and the Daily Mail (UK) “The Force is mesmerizing, a triumph. Think The Godfather, only with cops. It’s that good.”   — Stephen KingThe acclaimed, award-winning, bestselling author of The Cartel—voted one of the Best Books of the Year by more than sixty publications, including the New York Times—makes his William Morrow debut with a cinematic epic as explosive, powerful, and unforgettable as Mystic River and The Wire.Our ends know our beginnings, but the reverse isn’t true . . . Al...

The Lonely City
Score: 3.5
From 11 Ratings

The Lonely City


  • Author : Olivia Laing
  • Publisher : Picador
  • Release Date : 2016-03-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250039590


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 Wojnar...

The Lonely City
Score: 3.5
From 10 Ratings

The Lonely City


  • Author : Olivia Laing
  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • Release Date : 2016-03-03
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781782111245


The Lonely City Book Description :

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2016 GORDON BURN PRIZE CHOSEN AS 'BOOK OF THE YEAR' BY Observer Guardian Telegraph Irish Times New Statesman Times Literary Supplement Herald 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 the works and lives of some of the city's most compelling artists, 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....

The Lonely City
Score: 3.5
From 10 Ratings

The Lonely City


  • Author : Olivia Laing
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2016-03-01
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250039576


The Lonely City Book Description :

"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 travelling deep into the work and lives of some of the century's most original artists, among them Andy Warhol, Dav...

The Trip to Echo Spring
Score: 3.5
From 10 Ratings

The Trip to Echo Spring


  • Author : Olivia Laing
  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • Release Date : 2013-07-11
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780857868893


The Trip to Echo Spring Book Description :

Shortlisted for the 2013 Costa Biography Award. Why were so many authors of the greatest works of literature consumed by alcoholism? In The Trip to Echo Spring, Olivia Laing takes a journey across America, examining the links between creativity and drink in the work and lives of six extraordinary men: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, John Berryman, John Cheever and Raymond Carver. Beautiful, captivating and original, The Trip to Echo Spring strips away the myth of the alcoholic writer to reveal the terrible price creativity can exert....

Crudo  A Novel
Score: 3
From 4 Ratings

Crudo A Novel


  • Author : Olivia Laing
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2018-09-11
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393652734


Crudo A Novel Book Description :

A New York Times Notable, Washington Post, NPR, Guardian, and Bustle Best Book of 2018 A brilliant, funny, and emphatically raw novel of love on the brink of the apocalypse, from the acclaimed author of The Lonely City. "She had no idea what to do with love, she experienced it as invasion, as the prelude to loss and pain, she really didn’t have a clue." Kathy is a writer. Kathy is getting married. It’s the summer of 2017 and the whole world is falling apart. Fast-paced and frantic, Crudo unfolds in real time from the full-throttle perspective of a commitment-phobic artist who may or may not be Kathy Acker. From a Tuscan hotel for the superrich to a Brexit-paralyzed United Kingdom, Kathy spends the first summer of her forties adjusting to the idea...

Funny Weather  Art in an Emergency

Funny Weather Art in an Emergency


  • Author : Olivia Laing
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2020-05-12
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781324005735


Funny Weather Art in an Emergency Book Description :

"One of the finest writers of the new nonfiction" (Harper’s Bazaar) explores the role of art in our tumultuous modern era. 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 their role in our political and emotional lives. She profiles Jean-Michel Basquiat and Georgia O’Keeffe, reads Maggie Nelson and Sally Rooney, 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 compas...

Narratives of Loneliness

Narratives of Loneliness


  • Author : Olivia Sagan
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-09-28
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317292449


Narratives of Loneliness Book Description :

Rising life expectancies and declining social capital in the developed world mean that an increasing number of people are likely to experience some form of loneliness in their lifetimes than ever before. Narratives of Loneliness tackles some of the most pressing issues related to loneliness, showing that whilst recent policies on social integration, community building and volunteering may go some way to giving an illusion of not being alone, ultimately, they offer a rhetoric of togetherness that may be more seductive than ameliorative, as the condition and experience of loneliness is far more complex than commonly perceived. Containing thought-provoking contributions from researchers and commentators in several countries, this important work challeng...

Girl Reading
Score: 3.5
From 9 Ratings

Girl Reading


  • Author : Katie Ward
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-02-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781451657333


Girl Reading Book Description :

This stunningly original, kaleidoscopic novel is an inspired celebration of women reading and the artists who have caught them in the act—“a vivid portrait of a timeless subject” (Minneapolis Star Tribune). A young orphan poses for a Renaissance maestro in medieval Siena. A servant girl in seventeenth-century Amsterdam snatches a moment away from her work to lose herself in tales of knights and battles. An eighteenth-century female painter completes a portrait of a deceased poetess for her lover. A Victorian medium poses with a book in one of the first photographic studios. A girl suffering her first heartbreak witnesses intellectual and sexual awakening during the Great War. A young woman reading in a bar catches the eye of a young man who tak...

The Lonely Londoners

The Lonely Londoners


  • Author : Sam Selvon
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2014-09-25
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780241189467


The Lonely Londoners Book Description :

Both devastating and funny, The Lonely Londoners is an unforgettable account of immigrant experience - and one of the great twentieth-century London novels. This Penguin Modern Classics edition includes an introduction by Susheila Nasta. At Waterloo Station, hopeful new arrivals from the West Indies step off the boat train, ready to start afresh in 1950s London. There, homesick Moses Aloetta, who has already lived in the city for years, meets Henry 'Sir Galahad' Oliver and shows him the ropes. In this strange, cold and foggy city where the natives can be less than friendly at the sight of a black face, has Galahad met his Waterloo? But the irrepressible newcomer cannot be cast down. He and all the other lonely new Londoners - from shiftless Cap to To...

The Lonely Hearts Hotel
Score: 3.5
From 14 Ratings

The Lonely Hearts Hotel


  • Author : Heather O'Neill
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2017-02-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781443448819


The Lonely Hearts Hotel Book Description :

From the two-time Giller Prize shortlisted author, a dazzling circus of a novel set in the seductive underside of Montreal and New York between the wars Two babies are abandoned in a Montreal orphanage in the winter of 1910. One is a girl named Rose; the other, a boy named Pierrot. Each display rare gifts that bring them adoration and hatred. As they are made to travel around the city performing clown routines to raise funds for the orphanage, they make plans for a sensational future. They are separated as teenagers and sent off to work as menial servants, but both soon find themselves escaping into the criminal world, participating in the vicious and absurd and perverted underbelly of Montreal and New York City between the wars. They search for each...