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By Olivia Laing | Comments: ( 196 ) | Date: ( Mar 31, 2020 )

Everybody is a fierce, vital exploration of what it means to have a body in the modern era Embodiment is not an easy business From violence to illness, sexuality to racism, the fact of a body can be impossibly hard to inhabit Olivia Laing draws on her own background in protest and alternative medicine to investigate the reasons why Laing s exploration of the complexitiEverybody is a fierce, vital exploration of what it means to have a body in the modern era Embodiment is not an easy business From violence to illness, sexuality to racism, the fact of a body can be impossibly hard to inhabit Olivia Laing draws on her own background in protest and alternative medicine to investigate the reasons why Laing s exploration of the complexities of bodily life takes in some of the most significant and beguiling figures of the past century, among them the psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich, the painters Francis Bacon and Agnes Martin and the singer and civil rights activist Nina Simone.Despite its difficulties, the body remains a source of power, even in an age as technologized and automated as our own Everybody is at heart a celebration of how ordinary human bodies, whatever they look like, can resist oppression and reshape the world.


  • Title: Everybody: A Book about Freedom
  • Author: Olivia Laing
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  • Page: 414
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Olivia Laing

Olivia Laing is a writer and critic Her first book, To the River 2011 is the story of a midsummer journey down the river Virginia Woolf drowned in It was a book of the year in the Evening Standard, Independent and Financial Times and was shortlisted for the 2012 Ondaatje Prize and the Dolman Travel Book of the Year.Her second, The Trip to Echo Spring 2013 , explores the liquid links between writers and alcohol Hilary Mantel described it as one of the best books I ve read on the creative uses of adversity It was shortlisted for the Costa Biography Prize and the Gordon Burn Prize, and was a book of the year in the New York Times, Time, Observer, Times, Economist and Statesman.Her new book, The Lonely City 2016 , is an investigation into loneliness by way of art, including Andy Warhol, Edward Hopper and David Wojnarowicz Peter Carey described it as continually unexpected, stimulating and beautifully structured Laing has been the deputy books editor of the Observer, and writes for The Guardian, New York Times, Frieze and New Statesman among other publications She is a MacDowell and Yaddo Fellow, was 2014 Eccles Writer in Residence at the British Libraryd has received grants from the Arts Council and the Authors Foundation She lives in Cambridge, England.



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