The subtitle of the lonely city adventures in the art of being alone has a double meaning as well as being a book about the experience of loneliness itself this is a book about the role of loneliness in art the starting point is olivia laings own period of intense loneliness living in new york after the end of a relationship bringing . The lonely city adventures in the art of being alone kindle edition by laing olivia download it once and read it on your kindle device pc phones or tablets use features like bookmarks note taking and highlighting while reading the lonely city adventures in the art of being alone. The lonely city is a book about art as redemptive force both because it saves us from feeling alone and also tackles the concept of loneliness in a way that most of us refuse to do in the course of our ordinary conversations laing opens up the work by admitting her feelings of shame about being lonely loneliness is difficult to confess . The lonely city adventures in the art of being alone is a non fiction book written by olivia laingthe book was first published by picador in 2016 and like laings previous works it blends research biography and memoir the majority of the research for the book took place when laing was living alone in new york city after having been abruptly left by a partner. The lonely city adventures in the art of being alone loneliness is difficult to confess difficult too to categorise like depression a state with which it often intersects it can run deep in the fabric of a person by maria popova
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