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The Trip to Echo Spring by Olivia Laing

Title The Trip to Echo Spring
Author Olivia Laing
Publisher
Release 2017-10-05
Category
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9781786891600
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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 overlapping work and lives of six extraordinary men: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, John Berryman, John Cheever and Raymond Carver. From Hemingway's Key West to Williams's New Orleans, Laing pieces together a topographical map of alcoholism, and strips away the tangle of mythology to reveal the terrible price creativity can exert.

The Trip to Echo Spring by Olivia Laing

Title The Trip to Echo Spring
Author Olivia Laing
Publisher Canongate Books
Release 2013-07-11
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 352
ISBN 0857868896
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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 overlapping work and lives of six extraordinary men: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, John Berryman, John Cheever and Raymond Carver. From Hemingway's Key West to Williams's New Orleans, Laing pieces together a topographical map of alcoholism, and strips away the tangle of mythology to reveal the terrible price creativity can exert.

Funny Weather by Olivia Laing

Title Funny Weather
Author Olivia Laing
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Release 2020-04-16
Category Literary Collections
Total Pages
ISBN 1529027667
Language English, Spanish, and French
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'The book to help you make sense of the world' Stylist 'A brave writer whose books open up fundamental questions about life and art’ Telegraph 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 its role in our political and emotional lives. She profiles Jean-Michel Basquiat and Georgia O’Keefe, interviews Hilary Mantel and Ali Smith, 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 compassion, she celebrates art as a force of resistance and repair, an antidote to a frightening political time. We’re often told art can’t change anything. Laing argues that it can. It changes how we see the world. It makes plain inequalities and it offers fertile new ways of living. ‘A warm, thinking, enticing sweep of a book, like spending the afternoon with your brainiest friend.’ – Kate Mosse, author of The Burning Chambers.

Everybody by Olivia Laing

Title Everybody
Author Olivia Laing
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Release 2021-04-29
Category Literary Collections
Total Pages 304
ISBN 1509857133
Language English, Spanish, and French
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'Simply one of our most exciting writers’ - Observer 'A free-wheeling and joyful exploration of the works and lives of a range of artists and thinkers who brought libidinal and creative energy together with spectacular results' - Jack Halberstam The body is a source of pleasure and of pain, at once hopelessly vulnerable and radiant with power. At a moment in which basic rights are once again imperilled, Olivia Laing conducts an ambitious investigation into the body and its discontents, using the life of the renegade psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich to chart a daring course through the long struggle for bodily freedom, from gay rights and sexual liberation to feminism and the civil rights movement. Drawing on her own experiences in protest and alternative medicine, and travelling from Weimar Berlin to the prisons of McCarthy-era America, she grapples with some of the most significant and complicated figures of the past century, among them Nina Simone, Christopher Isherwood, Andrea Dworkin, Sigmund Freud, Susan Sontag and Malcolm X. Despite its many burdens, the body remains a source of power, even in an era as technologized and automated as our own. Everybody is an examination of the forces arranged against freedom and a celebration of how ordinary human bodies can resist oppression and reshape the world. ‘A brave writer whose books open up fundamental questions about life and art’ - Telegraph

Title Everybody A Book about Freedom
Author Olivia Laing
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Release 2021-05-04
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 368
ISBN 0393608786
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"Astute and consistently surprising critic" (NPR) Olivia Laing investigates the body and its discontents through the great freedom movements of the twentieth century. The body is a source of pleasure and of pain, at once hopelessly vulnerable and radiant with power. In her ambitious, brilliant sixth book, Olivia Laing charts an electrifying course through the long struggle for bodily freedom, using the life of the renegade psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich to explore gay rights and sexual liberation, feminism, and the civil rights movement. Drawing on her own experiences in protest and alternative medicine, and traveling from Weimar Berlin to the prisons of McCarthy-era America, Laing grapples with some of the most significant and complicated figures of the past century—among them Nina Simone, Christopher Isherwood, Andrea Dworkin, Sigmund Freud, Susan Sontag, and Malcolm X. Despite its many burdens, the body remains a source of power, even in an era as technologized and automated as our own. Arriving at a moment in which basic bodily rights are once again imperiled, Everybody is an investigation into the forces arranged against freedom and a celebration of how ordinary human bodies can resist oppression and reshape the world.

Crudo by Olivia Laing

Title Crudo
Author Olivia Laing
Publisher W. W. Norton
Release 2019-09-03
Category Fiction
Total Pages 160
ISBN 9780393357417
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"Love may not be original, but this funny, fervent novel is."--The New Yorker

The Lonely City by Olivia Laing

Title The Lonely City
Author Olivia Laing
Publisher Canongate Books
Release 2016-03-03
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 336
ISBN 1782111247
Language English, Spanish, and French
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE 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.

To the River by Olivia Laing

Title To the River
Author Olivia Laing
Publisher
Release 2017-10-05
Category Ouse, River (East Sussex, England)
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9781786891587
Language English, Spanish, and French
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To the River is the story of the Ouse, the Sussex river in which Virginia Woolf drowned in 1941. One idyllic, midsummer week over sixty years later, Olivia Laing walked. Woolf's river from source to sea. The result is a passionate investigation into how history resides in a landscape and how ghosts never quite leave the place they love.

The Making of an Artist by Kristin G. Congdon

Title The Making of an Artist
Author Kristin G. Congdon
Publisher Intellect Books
Release 2018-03-01
Category Education
Total Pages 256
ISBN 178320852X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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What drives an artist to create? And are there common traits that successful artists possess? In The Making of an Artist, Kristin G. Congdon draws on her years of studying and teaching art at all levels – from universities to correctional settings – to identify three traits that are regularly found in successful artists: desire, courage, and commitment. In this collection Congdon explores each of those traits, as well as giving ethnographic case studies of six visual artists from diverse backgrounds whose practices embody their personal and cultural heritages. Marrying the work of biography, journalism, sociology, and psychology, the book opens up the often mysterious process of making art, showing us how those characteristics play into it, as well as how other factors, such as trauma, madness, class, and gender, affect the ways that people approach the creative process. Powerfully insightful and fully accessible, The Making of an Artistwill be an invaluable resources for practicing artists, those just setting out on artistic careers, and art teachers alike.

The Recovering by Leslie Jamison

Title The Recovering
Author Leslie Jamison
Publisher Granta Books
Release 2018-05-03
Category Literary Collections
Total Pages
ISBN 1783781548
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Addiction is seemingly inexplicable. From the outside, it can look like wilful, arrogant self-destruction; from the inside, it can feel as inevitable and insistent as a heartbeat. It is possible to describe, but hard to explore. Yet in The Recovering, Leslie Jamison draws on her own life and the lives of addicts of extraordinary talent - John Cheever, John Berryman, Jean Rhys and Amy Winehouse among them - to take us inside the experience of addiction, exposing the contours, edges and wholes of an intoxicated life. Part memoir, part group biography, part literary history and part definitive analysis of cultural and social considerations of addiction, The Recovering is a significant moment in the history of post-war narrative non-fiction.

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