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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.

Obras de Olivia Laing

The Trip to Echo Spring: On Writers and Drinking (2013) 402 cópias, 17 resenhas
Crudo (2018) 322 cópias, 14 resenhas
To the River: A Journey Beneath the Surface (2011) 311 cópias, 4 resenhas
Funny Weather: Art in an Emergency (2020) 248 cópias, 4 resenhas
Everybody: A Book about Freedom (2021) 134 cópias, 5 resenhas
Città sola 2 cópias

Associated Works

Modern Nature (1991) — Introdução, algumas edições302 cópias, 1 resenha
Refugee Tales (2016) — Contribuinte — 36 cópias
First Light: A celebration of Alan Garner (2016) — Contribuinte — 30 cópias
Slightly Foxed 16: For Pheasant Read Peasant (2007) — Contribuinte — 27 cópias, 1 resenha
Refugee Tales: Volume II (2017) — Contribuinte — 12 cópias
Derek Jarman's modern nature (2021) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias

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Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1977-04-14
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
UK
Locais de residência
London, England, UK
New York, New York, USA
Ocupação
author

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DNF at 51%. I liked how the author wrote and how she integrated her experiences in NYC into the story. I also thought the audiobook narrator was fantastic and kept me listening probably longer than I would have had I read the paper version. But beyond Edward Hopper, his wife and Andy Warhol, I just couldn't get into the other artists.
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Tosta | outras 31 resenhas | Jun 19, 2024 |
Another wonderful book by Olivia Laing. Moving into a new home with extensive garden just as the pandemic begins. Full of digressions about other gardeners and seekers of Edens and Paradises.
 
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Caroline_McElwee | May 31, 2024 |
I wasn't sure if I was going to enjoy this book, but it was excellent. A really good Yom Kippur read, all about the constant struggle to connect, the inevitable pain and damage of failing to be understood, the beauty of trying anyway, the healing power of art, and the universality of decline, death, and grief. IDK I'm not a writer, Laing is though. I highlighted so many passages that I want to return to. Highly recommend.
 
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caedocyon | outras 31 resenhas | Mar 6, 2024 |
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.… (mais)
 
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cbwalsh | outras 4 resenhas | Sep 13, 2023 |

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Obras
9
Also by
6
Membros
2,641
Popularidade
#9,722
Avaliação
3.8
Resenhas
77
ISBNs
100
Idiomas
9
Favorito
3

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