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About the Author

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.

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Associated Works

Modern Nature (1991) — Johdanto, eräät painokset291 kappaletta
Refugee Tales (2016) — Avustaja — 34 kappaletta
First Light: A celebration of Alan Garner (2016) — Avustaja — 29 kappaletta
Slightly Foxed 16: For Pheasant Read Peasant (2007) — Avustaja — 27 kappaletta
Refugee Tales: Volume II (2017) — Avustaja — 12 kappaletta
Derek Jarman's modern nature — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta

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Yleistieto

Syntymäaika
1977-04-14
Sukupuoli
female
Kansalaisuus
UK
Asuinpaikat
London, England, UK
New York, New York, USA
Ammatit
author

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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.… (lisätietoja)
 
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cbwalsh | 4 muuta kirja-arvostelua | 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.… (lisätietoja)
 
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blueskygreentrees | 29 muuta kirja-arvostelua | 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 | 29 muuta kirja-arvostelua | 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 | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 24, 2023 |

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