Connecting art and loneliness through a sharp-focused lens
Non-fiction; The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone; By Olivia Laing; Canongate Books, €23
In addition to The Lonely City, Laing is the author of To the River, a memoir that traced her walk along the river Ouse, and The Trip to Echo Spring, an essayistic travelogue that looked at writers and alcoholism.
Both books were grounded in a highly personal method, intertwining Laing’s own experience with biographical portraits of others, in the process creating a memorable hybrid form of non-fiction that she adapts once more for The Lonely...
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