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Sobre l'autor

Olivia Laing was awarded the 2018 Windham-Campbell Prize for nonfiction and the 2019 James Tait Black Prize for her debut novel Crudo. She writes for the Guardian, frieze, and New York Times among many other publications. She lives in Suffolk, UK.

Obres de Olivia Laing

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Data de naixement
1977-04-14
Gènere
female
Nacionalitat
UK
Llocs de residència
London, England, UK
New York, New York, USA
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Everybody essentially follows the same format as The Lonely City - part memoir and part biography woven together with cultural criticism - except here Laing focuses on bodily freedom and autonomy rather than art and loneliness.

I was reluctant to pick this up because (1) I was not thrilled with Funny Weather and (2) I never in a million years thought I would give a shit about the psychoanalysis angle of this book (Wilhelm Reich, Freud's protege, is the interconnecting link between each section). Topics of mental and physical illness, eugenics, feminism, gay liberation, rape, and abortion are discussed among many artists and activists but never with any judgement and in true Laing form, with subtle empathy.… (més)
 
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cbwalsh | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Sep 13, 2023 |
It just didn't work for me, it wasn't what I wanted. The book spends a lot of time on four men who symbolize loneliness in different ways. Maybe this would have been interesting if I'd had an interest in any of them, but I didn't. The author did talk about her own encounter with loneliness, which was exactly what I was wanting, but too little of the book was given over to it. I had to concentrate intensely on each sentence to make a connection with it, and by page 75 my eyes were sliding down through the paragraphs, picking up a few sentences and not caring one way or another. This book was not for me.… (més)
 
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blueskygreentrees | Hi ha 29 ressenyes més | Jul 30, 2023 |
Being alone may of may not mean being lonely. Feeling lonely doesn't necessarily mean we are alone. Laing explores all of this.
 
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mykl-s | Hi ha 29 ressenyes més | Jul 24, 2023 |
This is another book I recall reading and enjoying, maybe five years ago, without being able to remember its details.
 
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mykl-s | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Jul 24, 2023 |

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Obres
9
També de
6
Membres
2,452
Popularitat
#10,459
Valoració
½ 3.7
Ressenyes
74
ISBN
100
Llengües
9
Preferit
2

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